|Place of birth||Oxford, England|
|School||Arnold College, Petersham, New South Wales|
|Other training||Commercial School, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age on arrival in Australia||6|
|Address||Nortonleigh, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, T Barr, Nortonleigh, Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Senior Cadets (4 years); Sergeant, 34th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (1 year).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||19|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 43), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Thomas and Beatrice BARR, 146 Wardell Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. Native of Oxford, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.
Transferred to, and joined, 54th Bn, 14 February 1916.
Promoted Corporal, Canal Zone, 31 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Statement of evidence given by Corporal W. King in regards to the death of Corporal Barr; now, 16 March 1917, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Translation of German report, 23 October 1919, 'Iden. Disc handed over by Intelligence Officer of 6th Army Head Qrs Staff through Central Office for Deceased Estates, 12/10/16. Australian Soldier P.G. Barr, Iden. Disc 3006, 54 Battalion, fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles, 19/7/16'.
Note, Red Cross File No 250301: 'Copy of Death Voucher. The Australian soldier Barr, P.G. 3006, 54th Battn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles, 19/7/16.'
Statement, 4476 Pte W.J. DEWHIRST, 54th Bn (patient, 26th General Hospital, Etaples), 5 April 1917: 'He was killed on 19th. July at Fromelles. I did not see it but his mate Pte. G. Burgess, told me. A shell exploded near three of them: it killed Barr and Bentley and wounded Burgess (the three came over together). We did not hold the position so he was never buried by us.'
Second statement, 4734 Sergeant W. BARTIER, B Company, 54th Bn (patient, Napsbury Hospital, St Albans, England), 25 May 1917: 'We were attacking and I saw Barr in the German trench dead, we had to retire and were forced to leave our dead in the German trench as we lost the line.'
Note on file: 'The above name appeared in German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Third statement, 4248 Pte W. KING, 54th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 18 June 1916: 'He was killed in German Trench Fleurbaix on 20th July. I saw him dead.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARR Percy George Archibald
Red Cross file 250301