THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BARKER Charles Robert
10/1731, Private, Wellington Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 29 November 1915
For conspicuous gallantry on the 8th August 1915 at Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles).  The difficulty of supplying the firing line on the mountain top with ammunition and water was very great, yet the necessity was vital.  Private BARKER rendered most valuable service in carrying both over ground exposed to heavy fire, and the conformation of which made the task very arduous.  He also acted as guide to a Regiment going up to reinforce, and on his return carried in a wounded man

Mention in Despatches
Private, Wellington Battalion
Gazetted 28 January 1916
In connection with the operations described in General Ian HAMILTON’s despatch of 11 December 1915

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 3 April 1894, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 1 August 1962, New Plymouth, New Zealand