John Thomas BARKER

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BARKER, John Thomas

Service Number: 8165
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 8165, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, Third Ypres
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 8165, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
18 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 8165, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, Third Ypres
18 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 8165, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
20 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 8165, 2nd Field Ambulance, Third Ypres

Pte John Thomas Barker

From AWM Summary

8165 Private (Pte) John Thomas Barker, a stretcher bearer with the 2nd Field Ambulance from Northcote, Victoria. A 23 year old carpenter prior to enlisting on 28 June 1915, he embarked for overseas with the Special Reinforcements of the 2nd Australian General Hospital from Melbourne on 18 October 1915 aboard HMAT Port Lincoln. Following further training in Egypt and England, he proceeded to the Western Front where he was killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 20 September 1917. Pte Baker is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium with others who have no known grave.

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