Barber, Timothy Lawrence, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Primary Unit
1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 313th Infantry
Service Years
1917 - 1918

Medical Corps

Captain


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1888
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charleston
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 10, 1918
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Burns
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Meuse-Argonne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
79th Infantry Division1st Battalion, 313th Infantry
  1918-1918, 79th Infantry Division
  1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 313th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
Medical College of Virginia
  1907-1911, Medical College of Virginia
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Dr. Timothy Lawrence Barber was a Surgeon and Physician in Charleston, West Virginia prior to Military service.

At the outbreak of the war in 1917, Dr. Barber organized an ambulance unit made up of mostly men from the Charleston area and left with them to Fort Meade, Maryland.

In July of 1918, Now Captain Barber was reassigned to Medical Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment as the battalion Surgeon. Captain Barber was serving in France with the 313th at the time of his death. While reconnoitering a new aid station near the 2nd battalion's CP Captain Barber accidently dropped a match he was using for light in an abandoned German mine gallery which ignited flares pyrotechnics and caused the explosion and flames which took his life and the life of Captain Melvin M. Augenstein(Dental Corp). Both Captains Barber and Augenstein were burned so badly that they died a few days later.

Biography/Photos
http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/vets/barbertimothy/barbertimothy.html

Video from American Battle Monuments Commission about Captain Barber.
https://www.abmc.gov/multimedia/videos/montfaucon-captain-barber-and-313th-regiment
 
   
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