Eric Hugh BARKER

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BARKER, Eric Hugh

Service Number: 5044
Enlisted: 28 December 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ahsfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 7 July 1886
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave 13
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5044, 13th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5044, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5044, 45th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 13th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

45 Battalion

Rank - Private

11 November 1916 admitted to hospital with chronic deafness

Son of Theo Hugh and Edith May Barker, 48 Cowles Road, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Wellington, New South Wales