George BARKER

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BARKER, George

Service Number: 5704
Enlisted: 27 April 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, 1884
Home Town: Surry Hills, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 April 1918
Cemetery: Querrieu British Cemetery
Row B, Grave No. 10 Querrieu, Somme is a village 10 kilometres east-north-east of Amiens on the road (D929) to Albert, Bapaume and Cambrai. The cemetery is south of the village, 100 metres after the church on the left hand side of the road (VC201) leading to the neighbouring village of Bussy-les-Daours.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5704, Tunnelling Companies
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 5704, Tunnelling Companies
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 5704, Tunnelling Companies, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
8 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
19 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5704, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company), Gun shot wound to finger
24 Apr 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 5704

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