Archie Albert Barwick

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First name: Archie

Middle name: Albert

Last name: Barwick

Personal information:

Private on enlist, Sergeant on Nom Roll, 1st Battalion, C Company ; awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A19 Afric, 18 Oct. 1914 and disembarked in Egypt for training on 9 December and served as a Corporal, later Sergeant, in C Company, 1st Battalion, A.I.F. He embarked for the Dardenelles on 4 April 1915 and fought there in the Gallipoli campaign. From 1916 to 1918 he served in France and Belgium and was wounded on 5 Nov. 1916, again on 8 April 1917 and again on 5 Apr. 1918. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, July 1918. After convalescence he left England for Australia December 1918.

Judy Hassall recounts her father bringing her in the late 1940s into the Mitchell Library to see his diaries. Judy reflects on how this changed her understanding of her father.

Judy Hassall remembers her father and his experience in the War. Judy shows a prayer book which Archie kept with him throughout the war. It's a very precious memento that is still kept by the family.


Archie Albert Barwick's Stories

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.
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