Frederick George Pitty BARBOUR

Frederick George Pitty Barbour Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Summer Hill NSW
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
University Student
Enlisted
02-August-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
20
Status
Single
Service No
3273A
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-December-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
25 February 1917
Place
Flers, France
Cemetery or Memorial
AIF Burial Ground, Flers, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour and University of Queensland Roll of Honour.

 

Brother of Major Eric Pitty Barbour.

 

Frederick Barbour was a scholarship student at the University of Queensland when he enlisted. In February 1916 he transferred to the 9th Battalion and arrived in France in April. On 25th February 1917 he was wounded in action and died of his wounds enroute to a Field Ambulance base. He was buried unnamed at the AIF Burial Ground at Flers (one of 2263 still unidentified burials at this cemetery). Special crosses were placed on some plots stating, "Believed to be buried in this cemetery. Actual grave unknown'. He was 21.

 

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