Douglas Roy BARKER

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BARKER, Douglas Roy

Service Numbers: NX41875, 21107
Enlisted: 4 August 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 25 May 1922
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed in Action, Korea, 23 February 1952, aged 29 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Aug 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX41875, Paddington, New South Wales
5 Aug 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX41875
5 Aug 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX41875, 67 Australian Infantry Battalion
2 Jun 1948: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX41875, 67 Australian Infantry Battalion

Korean War Service

23 Feb 1952: Involvement Royal Australian Infantry Corps, Sergeant, SN 21107, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"S.A. Man, 12 Years A Soldier, Killed in Korea

A soldier who was wounded twice in Malays and once in Korea in 12 years' Army service, was killed in action in Korea last Saturday. He was Sgt. Douglas Roy Barker, 29, of Junction street, Mile End.
Sgt. Barker Joined the AIF in 1940. After service in Malaya he became a member of the BCOF in Japan before being sent back to Malaya as an Instructor in 1948. Twice woanded in 1949, he spent leave in Adelaide and then returned to Japan. Sent to Korea, he was wounded in action and invalided home. From April to November, 1951, he was an instructor in Victoria, and then went back to active service in Korea. As a boy, Sgt. Barker spent seven years at Moonta.

CANBERRA, February 29. —Sgt. Barker's name is in cluded in a casualty list issued today by the Minister for the Army (Mr. Francis)." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 01 Mar 1952 (nla.gov.au)

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