John Charles BARKER

BARKER, John Charles

Service Numbers: 668, 3251
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Highfields, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 6 April 1871
Home Town: Ballandean, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: 6 July 1952, aged 81 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Stanthorpe General Cemetery, Queensland
Plot: Section 4, Row D, Grave 1
Memorials: Ballandean Sons of the Empire
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 668
17 Aug 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 668, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
18 Aug 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 668, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 506 notes first draft left Brisbane by rail 18 Aug 1901 to Sydney where embarked on 20 Aug 1901 on the Britannic arriving at Cape Town South Africa 22 Sept 1901.
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 668, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 508 notes 6th embarked at Durban 17 May 1902 aboard Devon arriving Brisbane 17 Jun 1902, disbanded 23 Jun 1902.

World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3251, 9th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3251, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion
13 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3251, 49th Infantry Battalion, Embarked from Plymouth 13 Feb 1917 aboard H.T. Ulysses for return to Australia arriving Melbourne 12 Apr 1917, discharged 29 May 1917.
29 May 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3251, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

John Charles Barker served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Lance Corporal S.N. 144 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 668 in the 6th Queensland Bushmen. (source AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 470 and 519- see note bottom of page).

He would go on to serve again in WW1 as a Private S.N. 3251 in the 9th Infantry Battalion AIF. (source National Archives Australia WW1 service records).

Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

John Charles Barker served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Lance Corporal S.N. 144 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 668 in the 6th Queensland Bushmen. (source AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 470 and 519- see note bottom of page).

He would go on to serve again in WW1 as a Private S.N. 3251 in the 9th Infantry Battalion AIF. (source National Archives Australia WW1 service records).

Biography

John Charles Barker served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Lance Corporal S.N. 144 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 668 in the 6th Queensland Bushmen. (AWM Boer War Nominal Roll, Murray p. 470 and 519- see note bottom of page).

He would go on to serve again in WW1 as a Private S.N. 3251 in the 9th Infantry Battalion AIF. (source National Archives Australia WW1 service records).