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Regimental number3693
Place of birthMitchelstown, Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPeoples Palace, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 10"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFriend, K Noonan, Hove Street, Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the1st Moreton Regiment, Queensland.
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date21 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 February 1916; discharged to Base Details, Zeitoun, 24 February 1916; attached to 4th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 25 February 1916; to be Temporary Sergeant, 6 March 1916.

Proceeded to France after leaving 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 30 July 1916; taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 August 1916; to join 13th Bn, 2 September 1916; relinquishes rank of Sergeant, 2 September 1916; to be Corporal, 11 September 1916; detached to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot as instructor, Etaples, 27 October 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 February 1917; moved into the field, 15 February 1917; joined unit from detachment, 16 February 1917; promoted to rank of Sergeant, 10 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917; rank reverts to Corporal upon evacuation, 11 April 1917; admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, right thigh, left hip); transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 19 April 1917. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Princess Elizabeth' and proceeded to England, 23 April 1917; admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 23 April 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 July 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'New Zealand', 28 August 1917. Discharged on account of wounds sustained in action, Sydney, 21 November 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh; overage).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Frank

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