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Private. D Company. 48th Battalion. SN 3128. Returned 21.4.1919. POW. Invalided

14 Johnson Street, Guildford, WA

Date Enlisted 09/10/1916
Service Number SN 3128
Age of Enlistment 24 years 7 months
Place of Enlistment Blackboy Hill, WA
Place of Birth Guildford, WA
Previous Military Experience Nil
Occupation Engine Driver
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford State School
Address History Johnson Street, Guildford, WA (Mother - Julia Barker)

Military History

Embarked 23.12.1916 per HMAT ‘Berrima’ for England.
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit ‘D’ Company, 48th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
Barker disembarked with the 48th Battalion at Devonport and marched in to the 12th Training Battalion at Codford. He was admitted to the Group Hospital sick 2.5.1917. Barker proceeded overseas to France with his Unit 25.6.1917. He was taken on Strength with the 28th Battalion on the Somme 17.7.1917.
Barker was reported as missing in action at Passchendaele 12.10.1917. (Reported in the West Australian Newspaper 3.12.1017). He was taken POW (prisoner of war) by the Germans and interned at Soltan, Lazaratt Ban Z Prison, Germany. Barker was wounded in the right arm. He was repatriated to England 26.12.1918.
Embarked from Portland for Australia per ‘Euripides’ 3.3.1919.
Returned/Disembarked Australia 21.4.1919.
Discharged 23.5.1919.
Final Rank Private.
Medical Condition Invalided with wounded right arm, POW.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Notes 14 Johnson St was demolished.
Information Source
Australian War Memorial Embarkation Roll- Hubert Barker
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455 Barker H
St Matthew’s Honour Roll
West Australian Newspaper
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories

14 Johnson Street, Guildford, WA.