David BARCLAY

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BARCLAY, David

Service Numbers: 801, 19038
Enlisted: 4 December 1914, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Kirkcudbright, Scotland, October 1887
Home Town: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Hutchins School, Hobart
Occupation: Shop salesman
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 4 August 1916
Cemetery: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour, Tasmanian Amateur Athletics Association
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 801, Claremont, Tasmania
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 801, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 801, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, SS Hessen, Melbourne
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 801, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 19038, Casula, New South Wales
11 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19038, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 19038, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
4 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 801, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Romani
4 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 19038, 7th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...801 Trooper David Barclay, 3rd Light Horse Regiment from Hobart, Tasmania. A 27 year old clerk prior to enlisting on 4 December 1914, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 2 February 1915 aboard HMAT Hessen. After serving with the regiment at Gallipoli, he continued to serve in the Sinai in Egypt where we was killed in action at the Battle of Romani on 4 August 1916. Trooper Barclay is buried in the Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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