Trained initially with the 14th Depot Battalion before transferring to the Mining Corps.
Service Number = 2703
Date of Death = 1 June 1945
Rank = Sapper
Unit = 2nd Tun Coy
Age = 73
Location = Ballarat New Cemetery, Church of England F, Row 11, Grave 56
Percy Archer BARROW (SN 2703) was a 44 year old miner from Nicholson Street Ballarat when he enlisted on February 8th 1916. He trained initially with the 14th Depot Battalion before transferring to the Mining Corps. He embarked for active service on April 4th aboard the Euripides and sailed via Alexandria to France. 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 ‘medically unfit – rheumatism and age’. He died in June 1945 aged 73.