Percy James BARCLAY

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BARCLAY, Percy James

Service Number: 6728
Enlisted: 1 October 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maylands, SA, 28 March 1890
Home Town: Corny Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot 1 Row C Grave 23
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Corny Point Roll of Honour, Port Broughton War Memorial, Warooka Memorial Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1916: Enlisted
7 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6728, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6728, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
24 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 6728, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Son of John Young BARCLAY and Jessie Ellen nee FICKLING

Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Percy James Barclay was born on the 28th March 1890 in Maylands South Australia. His parents were John Young Barclay and Jesse Ellen nee Fickling.

Percy's occupation was a farmer in his hometown Corny Point on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. He joined the army on September 28 1916. At this point he was only 26 and a half years old. He was 5 feet and 7-1/4 inches tall and he had brown hair and hazel eyes. He weighed 156 lbs.

Percy was killed in battle in France on the 24th of April 1918. His next of kin was his mother Jesse Ellen Barclay who continued to live in Corny Point. The cemetery his is buried in is Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, France.  

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