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Born in Ballarat and a grocer by trade, Charles William Barr was 21 years and single when enlisted on the 26th of April 1915 in the Field Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Driver, Number 6257. Previous military service was at the 71st Infantry His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on the 18th of November 1915 On the 24th of December 1916 admitted to 1st South Midland Causality Clearing Station hospital suffering from Bronchitis. On the 17th of November 1918 admitted to 58th casualty clearing station, France suffering from Influenza and on the 8th of December 1918 again admitted to hospital suffering from Pneumonia. On the 13th of September 1918 reverts to rank of Gunner at own request and was listed as returned to Australia on the 23rd of March 1919 per H.T. 'Dongola' ex H.T. 'Czar'. On the 24th of August 1919 discharged at Melbourne, Victoria as medically unfit. His War service was in Egypt at the Western Front. Tree No. 3853