Charles Victor BARKER

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BARKER, Charles Victor

Service Number: 5250
Enlisted: 4 September 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Gawler, South Australia, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action (Black Watch Shaft), France, 27 November 1916
Cemetery: Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I, Row C, Grave 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hammond Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5250, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 5250, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
19 Jul 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 5250, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
24 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5250, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company), Failed to re-embarked at Capetown. Embarked HMAT A67 "Orsova", Capetown
27 Nov 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 5250

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Killed in action 27th November 1916 aged 35, one of 20 members of the 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company killed in action on this day when they were entombed in Black Watch Shaft, Hill 70 Loos.