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William Edwards BARRS

Regimental number3401
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation rider
AddressBlairhill Station, Glencoe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Barrs, 36 Cowley Mansions, Cowley Road, London, England
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Forty Three on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll101st Howitzer Battery, Australian Field Artillery
FateKilled in Action 21 February 1917
Date of death21 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialReninghalst New Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E. Grave No. 25), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Dennis and Annie BARRS, 24 New Road, Brighton, England. Native of Garston, Cheshire, England
Other detailsMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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