Frederick George Pitty ('Freddie') BARBOUR

BARBOUR, Frederick George Pitty

Service Number: 3273
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 23 March 1895
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, University of Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Student (won open Scholarship)
Died: Shell burst - SW to head and stomach, Flers, France, 25 February 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Brisbane St. Andrew's Uniting Church Honour Roll, St Lucia Emmanuel College Dining Room Memorial Plaque, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial), University of Queensland WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3273, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3273, 25th Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3273, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
12 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
16 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Alumni Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Company Quatermaster Sergeant Frederick George Pitty Barbour  
Born 23rd March 1895 in Sydney, he matriculated March 1915.
He came to University of Queensland on an Open scholarship.
While in high school he won an athletic prize for best all round athlete.
He enlisted on 3rd August 1915 in the 9th Battalion and embarked for active service on 30th December 1915.
He was promoted Corporal on 12th September 1916 and Company Quartermaster Sergeant on 16th October 1916.
Died of wounds, the 25th February 1917,in Flers, France
Age : 21


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

He came to University of Queensland on an Open scholarship. While in high school he won an athletic prize for best all round athlete.

The news of the death in action of Co. Q.M.S. Fred Barbour, reached his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. G.P. Barbour, of the Grammar School on Saturday.  The cable said "Killed in action February 25", just three weeks ago.

Co. Q.M.S. Fred Barbour was 21 years of age, and a student of the Brisbane University, where he held a scholarship.   He left Brisbane as a sergeant, of reinforcements in December 1915.  In Egypt he entered General J.C. Robertson's Brigade as a private, and began fighting in Frnace in April last.  He has been almost continuously in the firing line since, and took part in the capture of Pozieres and Martinpuich.  He was head of the Grammar School in work in 1914, and secured also the 'Robinson ' prize for the best all-round athlete, having represented the school in cricket, football, tennis and running.  His elder borther Capt. Eric Barbour, is still on Salisbury Plain, England