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John BARR

Regimental number3060
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressLocomotive Sheds, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Barr sen, Thompson Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularParticipated in the first daylight raid carried out by Australian troops against the German trench lines at Armentieres, 9 June 1916. Seriously wounded by a shell at Flers, France, 5 November 1916 (which killed his comrade, 1920 Pte Thomas Herman DEDMAN, 28th Bn).
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Date of death17 September 1974

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