BARROW, Robert

Service Number: 3009
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Douglas, Isle of Man, August 1891
Home Town: Casterton, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Accidental, Red Cliffs, Victoria, 6 April 1921
Cemetery: Mildura (Nichols Point) Public Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3009, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3009, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3009, 8th Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Adelaide
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3009, 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW (left thumb and thigh)
8 Sep 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3009, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3009 Private Robert Barrow, 10th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion, of Casterton, Vic. Pte Barrow enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Osterley on 29 September 1915. He returned to Australia on 6 April 1917 as a member of the 59th Battalion." - SOURCE (

"Robert Barrow was killed at Redcliffs on Wednesday as the result of his horse bolting while supplying water to men outside the township. Barrow, while endeavouring to check the animal, was drawn over the front of the cart, the wheel passing over his head and smashing the skull." - from the Melbourne Argus 07 Apr 1921 (