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Benjamin Barclay

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 33 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Benjamin AWMM
  • Surname
    Barclay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24/963 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 March 1893 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra DundeeScotland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of D. N. Hunter, Culverden, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Maggie Barclay (mother), Clinton, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/963 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      132 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Embarked Wellington, 9 October 1915; disembarked Egypt, 18 November 1915.
    Appointed Cook, 17 November 1915.
    Admitted to Hornchurch Hospital from leave, 4 July 1917 (scabies); to Codford on leave, 5 August 1917.
    Joined Western Frontier Force, 21 November 1915.
    Relinquished appointment of Cook, 19 December 1915.
    Found guilty, 10 January 1916, of while on Active Service without urgent necessity quitting the ranks: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.
    Transferred to Otago Infantry Regiment, 23 March 1916, and posted to 4th Company, 2nd Bn.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 9 April 1916.
    Admitted to hospital, 4 June 1916; rejoined unit, 9 June 1916.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 22 July 1916; discharged to unit, 5 August 1916.
    Found guilty, 8 August 1916, of leaving bathing parade without permission, and being absent without leave, 2-10 pm: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 15 days' pay.
    Wounded in action, 15 October 1916 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 24 November 1916; to England, 28 November 1916, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames; admitted to Hospital, Walton, 4 January 1917 (pleurisy); transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 5 January 1917.
    On Command at NZ Hostel, London, 2 March 1917; returned to Hornchurch from period of 'On Command', 10 June 1917.
    Granted leave, 15 June 1917.
    12 Helen KENNEDY, Registry Office, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, 21 June 1917.

    Proceeded overseas to France, 23 September 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 6 January 1918; relinquished appointment, 17 January 1918.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 22 February 1918.
    Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, 18 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 23 June 1918.
    Detached to England, 15 July 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board 'Briton', 24 December 1918; discharged, 26 February 1919.
    Total war service: 3 years 275 days (of which 3 years 113 days were abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 33 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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