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Hugh James Frederick Barber

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hugh James Frederick AWMM
  • Surname
    Barber AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 5656 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    TimaruCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 21 February 1916 AWMM South Perth, Western Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rhuda Barber, Coode Street, South Perth, Western Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5656 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. At the attack on WESTHOEK RIDGE on 20th September 197 - he marched on the flank of his Battalion with a compass and helped materially to keep direction during the advance. As Intelligence N.C.O. he gained much valuable information at great personal risk, and at all times volunteered for any dangerous work. He set a splendid example to all.' - AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    30 Aug 1918 {Age 38.10} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 August 1918 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 38 AWMM
    PeronneFrance Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 34), France AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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