Thomas Eugene BARRY

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BARRY, Thomas Eugene

Service Number: 4503
Enlisted: 5 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 30 September 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mattress maker
Died: Killed in Action, Beek Farm, Belgium, 10 August 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Cabin Hill Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4503, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4503, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4503, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
10 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4503, 48th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Brian McFarlane

Son of Eugene BARRY and Katherine (nee KEEFE)

Brother of Private James Barry (Jackson) who survived war and returned home.

Intelligence report 10th August 17 - Quiet battle day - No artillery enemy incursion to an advance post in front of "Beek Farm" Lewis gun and rifle fire only. Only 1 enemy escaped. For the 24 hours 6 dead.