Barkley, John Henry: Lieutenant

Digitized Service Record is not available this date. An email inquiry as to its availability was made December 29, 2015.

Source: Found during a London Gazette for another soldier. Mentioned on “Duty Nobly Done” on page 295.

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Barkley, John Henry. Lieutenant He had been connected to the 108th Battalion and joined the [18th] Battalion on March 9, 1916. His next of kin is S.E. Barkley, Morrisburg, Ontario. He was born in Canada.

London Gazette Capture of Medal

Military Cross Citation – The London Gazette Publication date: 10 January 1919 Supplement: 31119 Page: 652

Lt. John Henry Barkley, 18th Bn., Can. Infy., Western Ont. Regt.

For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. During an attack, owing to the fog, his platoon became scattered, but he advanced, and finding a gap in the line, gathered together all the men he could find and placed them in the gap. He carried on with this improvised platoon, keeping his company in touch with the flank. He led this platoon to attach and capture a machine-gun nest, which otherwise would have enfiladed his company. His quickness and resource made it possible for the company to continue its advance.

Military Cross Citation – The London Gazette Publication date: 10 January 1919 Supplement: 31119 Page: 652

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