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Michael Joseph BARRY

Regimental number4074
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.75"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinSister, Bridget Ballarding, Foster, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date28 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Scotion' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 18 May 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 5 June 1916; joined 21st Bn in the field, 4 August 1916.

Admitted to Corps Clearing Station, 25 August 1916 (shell shock); rejoined unit from hospital, 1 September 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 9 September 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 November 1916; transferred to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 11 November 1916; discharged to duty, 19 November 1916; marched into 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 November 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 26 November 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 14 December 1916, of drunkenness, 10 December 1916: awarded fine of 10 shillings.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 January 1917; admitted to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 January 1917 (mumps); transferred to Ambulance Train '23', 19 January 1917; to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 19 January 1917; to No 8 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 29 January 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 5 February 1917; discharged to duty, 7 February 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 February 1917; moved into the field, 18 February 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 19 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917; admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 May 1917. Embarked Rouen on HS 'Aberdonian' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 24 May 1917; admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 26 May 1917 (slight gun shot wound, thighs); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 July 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'New Zealand' for change, 27 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 22 October 1917. Discharged on account of wounds sustained in action, 28 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 June 1952
Age at death69
Place of burialOrbost Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Michael Joseph

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