Roy Austin BARCLAY

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BARCLAY, Roy Austin

Service Number: 849
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Egerton, Victoria, Australia, September 1894
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Quarry Hill State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Wood turner
Died: Killed in Action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial C.5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Central School Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 849, Bendigo, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 849, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 849, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 849, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 849, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...849 Private Roy Austin Barclay of Bendigo, Victoria. Pte Barclay was a turner by trade and a member of the 67th Infantry, CMF, prior to enlistment on 21 August 1914 and joining the 7th Battalion. He embarked on HMAT Hororata on 19 October 1914. Pte Barclay was killed in action at Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 9 August 1915, aged 20 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)