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James William BARRY

Regimental number2248
Place of birthCarrieton, South Australia
SchoolAppila State School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTarcowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 0.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Bridget Barry, Tarcowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 28 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateDied of wounds 27 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialDeir El Belah War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 69), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Caltowie War Memorial Tablet, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: John Joseph and Bridget E. BARRY, Tarcowie, South Australia. Native of Appila, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 June 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, 1 August 1916; taken on strength, Romani, 1 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 April 1917; admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Shellal, 19 April 1917; transferred to 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, Deir-el-Belah, Palestine, 20 April 1917 (gun shot wound, head); reported dangerously ill, 25 April 1917; died of wounds, 27 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY James William

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