Charles James BARCLAY

BARCLAY, Charles James

Service Number: 319
Enlisted: 18 August 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cohuna, Victoria, Australia , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Naracoorte Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Beaumont Hamel, France
Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, 319, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, 319, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, 319, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Sergeant, 319, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 319 awm_unit: 50th (late 10th) Battalion (Infantry) awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1916-08-16
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 319, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Served four years in the Senior Cadets and two years as a Sergeant in the 74th Infantry Regiment, South Australia [CMF].

Was an original member of A Company 10th Battalion AIF