James Burns BARRY

BARRY, James Burns

Service Number: 3238
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Edwardstown, South Australia, 14 September 1890
Home Town: Edwardstown, Marion, South Australia
Schooling: Plympton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: French polisher
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 4 September 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1, Plympton District Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3238, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3238, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3238, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3238, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Son of James Burns BARRY and Martha Ann nee LAYTON


Mr. J. B. Barry, of Edwardstown, has been notified by the authorities that his second son, Private James Burns Barry, was killed in action in France on September 4, 1916. He left Adelaide for Egypt in November, 1915, and thence proceeded to France. He was universally liked by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 18 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)