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Oswald Gordon Barker

Oswald Gordon Barker portrait, post card stamped photograph, not franked, wearing hat, hat badge, collar badges, stripes, leather belt in Egypt 1918. - No known copyright restrictions

Oswald Gordon Barker portrait, post card stamped photograph, not franked, wearing hat, hat badge, co …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oswald Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Barker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/16 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 December 1886 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Pohangina, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs S.A. Barker (mother), C/o George Smith, Berwen, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/16 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Wellington Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Farm hand/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of Wilfred Barker (5/747)

    Married Annie Elizabeth Roff and adopted her daughter, Phyllis. They had a son Clement Gordon b. 1920 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1977 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Good memories Grandad of your extra large vegetable garden and numerous fruit trees. The fresh beans and peas straight from the garden were so good. I remember you telling me about the time you were having lunch in the desert and a bullet landed right in front of you and sprayed your lunch with sand. So close. Amazing stories to be told and I just wish I had heard more of them. Will be thinking of you this ANZAC day.
    Public - Ross Wayne - Other Relative - 29 March 2015
  • Thanks Grandad for the memories, especially the light hearted stories of the war. Always remember him telling us why he had no hair - "I was hiding behind a hedge & a bullet raced through pulling all my hair out!" All the fabulous fruit trees & vege garden at your place in Papakura. Great memories.
    Public - Desmond John - Other Relative - 29 March 2015
  • A great memory - Thanks Grandad for all the first covers of stamps that you would send me when I was little. I still have them saved - Dad bundled them up just as he used to bundle everything else of importance.
    Public - JACQUELYN GAYE - Other Relative - 26 March 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 April 2015DesAuckland NZOther
29 March 2015Ross WayneAickland New ZealandOther Relative
29 March 2015Desmond JohnNew ZealandOther Relative
26 March 2015JACQUELYN GAYEAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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