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: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia), TarcowieHB1*, TarcowieHR1*
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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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