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Edward Michel BARRY

Regimental number417
Place of birthKillarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDown Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M M J Barry, Down Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Port Lincoln', 20 October 1916; transferred at Sierra Leone to HT 'Ulysses', 5 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, 28 December 1916; marched into Australian Details Base, Perham Downs, 29 December 1916. Transferred to 5th Division Machine Gun Company, 13 February 1917, and taken on strength, Perham Downs.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 April 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 18 April 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, Perham Downs, 19 April 1917.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 4 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in being present in the canteen during a prohibited hour: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 15 shillings; appointed to 3rd Training Bn for bombing instructions, Durrington, 27 May 1917; rejoined unit, 1 June 1917.

Found guilty at Parkhouse, 3 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 4.00 pm, 1 August, to 12.00 pm, 2 August 1917: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; re-allotted Regimental No 417A, 1 September 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 7 September 1917; disembarked with 25th Australian Machine Gun Company, Havre, 7 September 1917.

Found guilty in the field, 7 June 1918, of being absent without leave, 8.00 pm, 5 June, to 7.40 pm, 6 June 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 forfeited total of 9 days' pay; proceeded on leave to United Kingdom, 6 October 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 October 1918 (influenza); rejoined unit from leave, 6 November 1918; moved out to Machine Gun School, 9 November 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 December 1918; moved in from the field, 23 April 1919; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 26 April 1919; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, 3 May 1919. Proceeded to England, 5 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 6 May 1919, and marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 9 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Edward Michel

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