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William BARRY

Regimental number10531
Place of birthNewmarket, Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England
True NamePARR, Urban
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMental attendant
AddressSorrell Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs W Barry, Sorrell Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row G, Grave No. 4), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
ASSUMED TRUE NAME 13TH MAY 1917, PARR, URBAN. Posted a deserter from Transport A29 "Suevic" on embarkation - 17/6/15. (apparently never apprehended). Re-attested as William Barry on 6/1/1916, taken on strength of 34th Battalion - 30/10/1916, and reported missing by that Unit 12/10/1917. (Statutory Declaration made by attestee at Broadmeadows 13/5/1916 declaring true name PARR, URBAN
Family/military connectionsFather-in-law: 4004 Pte Robert James TURNER, 2nd Australian Corps School, returned to Australia, 4 January 1918; Brothers-in-law: 1588 Pte John James TURNER, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 7-12 August 1915; 767 Pte John TURNER, 30th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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