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Regimental number2620
Place of birthOak Park, Tralee, Ireland
Place of birthTralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
SchoolListellick Boys' National School, Tralee, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCharleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11.375
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Norah Barry, Oak Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1916
Place of enlistmentCharleville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death9 August 1917
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDerry House Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 6), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parent: John BARRY, Oakpark, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Marathon', 27 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 9 January 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Found guilty at Codford, 7 February 1917, of (1) failing to appear at place of rendezvous appointed by commanding officer, and (2) overstaying leave, 12.00am, 4 February, to 9.00 pm, 6 February 1917: awarded 14 days Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 16 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 3 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 May 1917; moved into the field, 7 May 1917; taken on strength of 47th Bn, 8 May 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 9 August 1917. Buried at Derry House of Graves Cemetery No 2, situated three-quarters of a mile North of Messines.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY John

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