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George Herbert BARR

Regimental number815
Place of birthBallydown, Co Down, Ireland
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
Other NamesBARR, G H
SchoolRose Park State School, Adelaide, South Australia
Age on arrival in Australia4
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressThe Mall, Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Barr, c/o Good, Toms and Co, Stephens Place, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 69), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Chilka', 2 February 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 15 May 1915; proceeded to Dardanelles from Mudros, 3 August 1915.

Killed in action, 7 August 1915.

Proceedings and finding of a Court of Enquiry held at Rouen, France, 3 September to 6 September 1917 and presided over by Major J.M. Donnelly, is that Private Barr was "Killed in Action" on or about 7 September 1915: finding confirmed by Lieutenant General W.R. Birdwood, 15 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARR George Herbert

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