Percy George Archibald BARR


BARR, Percy George Archibald

Service Number: 3006
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, 1897
Home Town: Dulwich Hill, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Arnold College, Petersham, NSW
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Shell Wounds, Fromelle, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 43
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3006, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
8 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3006, 2nd Infantry Battalion
8 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3006, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Sydney
31 May 1916: Promoted Corporal
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 3006, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Percy George Archibald BARR was born in 1897 in Oxford, England

His parents were Thomas Havelock BARR and Beatrice Maud ARCHER who married in Pancras, London in 1895

Percy arrived in Australia as a young child with his family and later served in the Senior Cadets for 4 years as a Sergeant in the 34th Infantry Battalion and also in the Citizen Military Forces for 1 year before he enlisted in Liverpool, NSW on 14th July, 1915 and embarked with the 2nd Battalion, 10th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Warialda on 8th October, 1915

He died on 19th July, 1916 at Fromelle in France  due to an exploding shell - his burial place was unclear but he is listed by the Commonwealth War Graves as being at Rue du Bois Cemetery in France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.