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Lawrence Du Bais BARRY

Regimental number122
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 10"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C F Barry, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in New South Wales Imperial Bushmen, South African (Boer) War.
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Name given on memorial as Lawrence DuBois BARRY.
Discharge date15 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (bullet wound, left wrist); admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Ghezireh, 11 August 1915; transferred to No 2 Australian Convalescent Depot, Heliopolis, 11 August 1915; discharged to Base Details, 11 December 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 29 June 1916 (old injury, left wrist); transferred to 3rd General Hospital, Abbassia, 30 June 1916; to Montazah Convalescent Home, 9 July 1916; discharged to duty, 24 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; disembarked England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; rejoined 13th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 4 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 7 January 1917 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 January 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Rouen, 19 January 1917; discharged to Base Details, Etaples, 13 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 66 days.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 24 March 1917 (old wound, left wrist); transferred to England, 30 March 1917, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; arrived Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 August 1917.

War service: 2 years 309 days (of which 2 years 202 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 August 1935
Age at death54
Place of burialRoma Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Lawrence Du Bais

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