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Maurice Joseph BARRY

Regimental number1998
Place of birthBarcaldine, Queensland
SchoolWest Guildford state School, Western Australia
AddressWest Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.25"
Next of kinBrother, William Barry, Lord Street, West Guildford
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGNR
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 23 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 60), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Blackburn and Mary BARRY, Wokalyn, Western Australia. Native of West Guildford, Western Austalia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Heliopolis, Egypt, 9 March 1916.

Transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 12 October 1916; taken on strength, Et Maler, 12 October 1916.

Found guilty, 29 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 28 October, to 29 October 1916: awarded 7 days’ Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 1 days’ pay.

Found guilty, 17 February 1917, of being absent without leave from Reveille, 15 February, to 7.30 pm, 16 February 1917: forfeited a total of 9 days’ pay.

Wounded in action, Palestine, 19 April 1917; admitted to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 April 1917; to Hospital Train, 21 April 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 22 April 1917; dangerously ill, 23 April 1917; died of wounds, 23 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Maurice Joseph

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