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George Preston BARR

Regimental number1511
Place of birthMaryborough Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Wallace Barr, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Untiring energy and fearless conduct throughout whole of operations. Also valuable services on patrol work. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918

Military Medal

'At BROODSEINDE Ridge Ypres, during operations from 1st. to 10th October, 1917 Cpl. BARR displayed untiring energy and fearless conduct throughout the whole of the operations. He carried out several patrols over most difficult ground and under heavy Enemy shell fire which resulted in getting information of a most valuable nature. The splendid example set by this N.C.O. is deserving of high recommendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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