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Thomas Francis BARRY

Regimental number5042
Place of birthInnes, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address166 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Barry, 106 Abercrombie Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez from HMAT 'Makrial', 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Caledonia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 17 May 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 20 May 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 30 May 1916 (gonorrhoea); admitted to 9th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 1 June 1916; discharged to duty, 24 June 1916 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 25 days); marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 25 June 1916; moved into the field, 27 July 1916; taken on strength of 1st Bn, 27 July 1916. Transferred to Prisoner of War Company, 8 October 1916. Transferred to 1st Bn, 8 November 1916; detached to 1st Division APM, 12 November 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 29 November 1916.

To hospital sick, 8 December 1916; admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 December 1916 (dilated action heart); transferred to Ambulance Train '14', 13 December 1916; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 14 December 1916 (venereal disease). Embarked Havre on HS 'Western Australia' and proceeded to England for treatment, 19 December 1916; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 20 December 1916; discharged on furlough, 22 January 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 February 1917 (classified B.1a); marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 18 March 1917. Transferred to 61st Bn and taken on strength, 23 March 1917.

Admitted to 16th Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (scabies); discharged to unit, 19 April 1917. Transferred to 1st Bn on marching out to 61st Drafting Bn, 19 September 1917.

Found guilty at Fovant, 17 October 1917, of being absent without leave, 1.30 pm, 16 October, to 8.00 am, 17 October 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2: forfeited total of 4 days' pay; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 19 October 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 10 November 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 11 November 1917; moved into the field, 14 November 1917; taken on strength of 1st Bn, 20 November 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 3 December 1917, and transferred to No 7 Convalescent Depot (gonorrhoea); admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 7 December 1917; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 13 February 1918 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 73 days); moved into the field, 17 February 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 19 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1918 (gas attack); admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 15 August 1918; transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1918, to Ambulance Train '28', 15 August 1918; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh). Embarked Rouen on HS 'Gloucester Castle' and proceeded to England for treatment, 24 August 1918; admitted to Duchess of Connaught Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, 25 August 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 30 September 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 31 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Sydney, 28 March 1919 (debility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Thomas Francis

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