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Percy A. Barrow

Sapper

2nd Tunnelling Company

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss Adamswaite
  • Plaque: 3405

Additional Info

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Biography

Percy Archer Barrow was born in Ballarat and was a Miner by trade when he enlisted in the Mining Corps Reinforcements 1 – 3 on 18 February 1916 at the age of 44. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916. In August he joined the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company with whom he was serving when on October 29th 1916 he was wounded in action. He suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm and was evacuated to England, destined not to return to the battle front. His recovery was slow and by late 1917 it was decided that he was no longer fit for active service. He left England just before Christmas 1917, on the Persic, and reached Melbourne on February 12th 1918. A month later he was discharged as æmedically unfit – rheumatism and age'.
Tree No 3405

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour