James William BARRY

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BARRY, James William

Service Number: 2248
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Carrieton, South Australia, 10 September 1889
Home Town: Tarcowie, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Appila State School
Occupation: Saddler
Died: Died of wounds (GSW head), Palestine, 27 April 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Deir al-Balah Military Cemetery
Row D, Grave No. 69
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Appila WW1 & WW2 Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Caltowie District WW1 Roll of Honour, Caltowie Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Tarcowie Cheer Up Society to the Soldiers Memorial Hall Roll of Honor, Tarcowie Memorial Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2248, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2248, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2248, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Bakara, Adelaide
27 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 2248, 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron , Battles of Gaza

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Biography

Born: 

Father John Joseph Barry (a mail contractor) and Mother Bridget E Barry, living at Tarcowie, South Australia (native of Appila, SA).

Sister:  Annie T C Barry

On enlisting James was 27 yrs 4 mths old; single; 6' 0.5" tall; 154 lbs; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; single; Roman Catholic.

10/1/1916      enlisted in Adelaide, SA
                     as a Private in 9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement

28/4/1916      embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A41 Bakara

1/6/1916        taken on strength, into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt

1/8/1916        transferred to 3rd Light Horse Brigade

1/8/1916        taken on strength, Romani

15/11/1916     transferred to 3rd Ligh Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

19/4/1917       wounded in action - gun shot wound to head
                      admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Shellal

20/4/1917        transferred to 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, Deir-el-Belah, Palestine

25/4/1917        reported dangerously ill

27/4/1917       died of wounds received in action in Gaza, Palestine, Syria

buried in:         Deir El Belah War Cemetery - Grave 180
officiated by:    Chaplain H Begeya  C.F.

His grave later changed to:  Row D, Grave No. 69, Palestine

He is commemorated on the Australian War Memorial, panel 180.

Medals:            British War Medal (37991), Victory Medal (37683);
                       Memorial Plaque and Scroll (322865)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan, 25/4/1916.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown SA for her information.

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