BARRY, James

Service Numbers: 4448, 4448
Enlisted: 25 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Salvage Company
Born: Clermont, Queensland, Australia, 22 July 1887
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 15 June 1949, aged 61 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: South Rockhampton Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4448, 15 Infantry Battalion AMF
31 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 4448, 15th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
31 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 4448, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
7 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4448, 15 Infantry Battalion AMF, Boulogne, France - GSW right hip, shoulder and arm
2 Mar 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4448, 4th Divisional Salvage Company, per Kildonian Castle
29 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4448, 4th Divisional Salvage Company

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

James was the eldest of 4 children of Patrick Barry (originally from County Clare in Ireland and arrived in Maryborough, QLD in 1875) and Cecilia Larkin (originally from Tasmania). Patrick and Cecilia married in 1885 in Capricornia, QLD and Patrick worked on the Railways as a Lengthsman. Younger brother William Francis Barry served in WWI with 5th Australian Infantry Battalion.

James was a Storeman in Rockhampton, QLD when he enlisted in the AIF in 1915. In his Attestation Papers, James states that he had served 9 years with 3rd Infanty and  15th Australian Light Horse. He married Mary Gertrude Kelly in September 1915 in Rockhampton, QLD.

Returning from War, James lived and worked as a Railway Foreman until Mary's death in 1925. James worked as a Railway Storeman and a Wool Presser in Fitzroy QLD and Rockhampton until he retired in 1945. He died in Rockhampton in 1949 at the age of 61.