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Daniel BARR

Regimental number2566
Place of birthGlanville, South Australia
SchoolMarist Brothers Catholic School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaite Street, Glanville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Barr, Waite Street, Glanville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 April 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Bravery and devotion to duty at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 29 July 1916

FateKilled in Action 9 May 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery, (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 33), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: I.W. and Maria BARR, Waite Street, Glanville, Port Adelaide, South Australia

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 11 September 1915; taken on strength, 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915; attached temporarily to 1st Divisional Headquarters, Anzac, 5 October 1915; rejoined unit, 12 November 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915.

Awarded 14 days' Detention, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

To be Lance Corporal, France, 13 May 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 25 July 1916; admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head); transferred to Convalescent Camp, 29 July 1916; to 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 August 1916.

To be acting Corporal, 14 August 1916; reverted to Lance Corporal, 24 August 1916; rejoined 10th Bn, 25 August 1916.

Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field, 4 October 1916.

To be Temporary Corporal, 26 October 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, France, 27 November 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 27 November 1916; ceases to hold rank of Temporary Corporal, 27 November 1916; to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 28 November 1916; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 8 December 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Hospital, Rouen, 16 December 1916; discharged to Base Details, 18 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 20 December 1916.

Marched out to unit, 9 April 1917; rejoined 10th Bn, 10 April 1917.

To be Temporary Corporal, 22 April 1917.

Missing in action, France, 9 May 1917; reported killed in action, 9 May 1917.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARR Daniel

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