John Joseph BARRY


BARRY, John Joseph

Service Number: 2583
Enlisted: 30 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 4 June 1889
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide Christian Brother's College
Occupation: Chainman
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 24 May 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row S, Grave 6
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Penong Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2583
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2583, 27th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2583, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
28 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion, at Serapeum
20 May 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2583, 10th Infantry Battalion, GSW


News has been received that Pte. J Barry, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. M Barry, of Gilles Street, Adelaide died on May 24 last from wounds received whilst fighting. He was educated at Christian Brothers' College, Adelaide, and at the age of 16 years went to a station of the late Mr. A Murrray's on the west coast. Prior to enlisting he was with a Government survey party in this State. His generous and kindly disposition made him admired by all who knew him. A younger brother, who is well-known in athletic circles, and who is attached to his late brother's battalion is now in the firing line. They enlisted and went away together in the 27th Battalion, but were transferred to another Battalion in Egypt.

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

Son of Michael BARRY and katherine nee DOOHEN