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Gilbert Harold BARR

Regimental number1226
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
Other trainingWarracknabeal College, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressMingay via Lismore, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Barr, Mingay via Lismore, Victoria
Enlistment date22 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death8 June 1917
Age at death26.2
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 45), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Lismore Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Thomas (d. 8 May 1939, aged 78; bu. Lismore) and Miriam (d. 15 March 1935, aged 72; bu. Lismore) BARR, Mingay, Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1227 Corporal Arthur Eric BARR, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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