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John BARR

Regimental number634
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address183 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs Barr, 183 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At BEUGNY he showed exceptional coolness and devotion to duty under fire. When on patrol duty on 18th March, 1917, after being severely wounded in three places, he rode a mile and a half and delivered important information to his Troop Leader.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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