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William BARRY

Regimental number1311
Place of birthBirkenhead England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPatternmaker
Address151 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Shaftston Avenue, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

Unspecified


Recommendation date: July, September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'At Abu Tellul, on 14 July, 1918, during an enemy attack, he showed an utter disregard for his personal safety in attempting to keep up communications, and, in the semi darkness, even passed through parties of the enemy. He succeeded in reaching Vyse Post, where he was able to give valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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