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John BARRY

Regimental number1236
Place of birthMonkstown, Co Cork, Ireland
Other NamesJack
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Barry, Poffern Horn, Monkston, Co Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLongreach, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Discharge date27 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, Egypt, 10 January 1916 (pneumonia); discharged to duty, Heliopolis, 18 January 1916; admitted to General Hospital, Cairo, 29 January 1916 (influenza); admitted to General Hospital, Heliopolis, 14 February 1916 (acute rheumatism); 'dangerously ill', 4 March 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 11 March 1916 (cardiac); 'out of danger', 18 March 1916; invalided to Australia, 10 April 1916 (cardiac dilatation).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola' from Suez, 12 April 1916; disembarked Sydney, 12 May 1916; discharged, 27 May 1916 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1958
Place of burialNorth Rockhampton Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY John

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