Barber, Wilfred William (Private, b.? - d.1917)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 1DRL/0088
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Barber, Wilfred William
Place made France
Date made 1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1896
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to service of 1938A Private Wilfred William Barber, 36 Battalion, France 1917. Collection includes letters written from France to Barber's family.

History / Summary

Barber had served in 6 Light Trench Mortar Battery, 63 Battalion and 36 Battalion. Letter on file AWM93 0012/0011/1896 from W. Barber, University of Sydney, 18 June 1929, relates the consideration Barber's parents gave to the request from the Memorial for Barber's letters. Letter also relates the incident which led to Barber volunteering for the Light Trench Mortar Battery. The Memorial returned most of the letters to the family but retained three as they displayed his "character and...spirit".

Biographical note: 1938A Private Wilfred William Barber, 36 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Died of wounds, Poperinghe area, Belgium, 23 October 1917. Age 24. Son of William and Eliza Ann Barber, of University of Sydney, New South Wales.