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Patrick BARRY

Regimental number1872
Place of birthClare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Barry, Drimnagathinagh, County Clare, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 December 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date15 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Clan MacGillivray', 1 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Megantic' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; disembarked Southampton, 16 August 1916; marched into 13th Training Bn, 16 August 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 9 October 1916 (pleurisy); taken on strength of 42nd Bn, 23 September 1916. Proceeded to France through Folkestone on SS 'Princess Clementine', 12 January 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 13 January 1917; moved into the field, 15 January 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917; transferred to Divisional Receiving Station, 16 January 1917; discharged to unit, 24 January 1917.

Admitted to Australian Field Ambulance, 10 June 1917, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (shell shock); admitted to No 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques, 12 June 1917; transferred to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 7 July 1917; transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 12 July 1917; discharged to details, 30 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 1 September 1917; moved into the field, 17 September 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 20 September 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 October 1917; admitted to 17th Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 October 1917; transferred to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 8 October 1917 (concussion). Proceeded to England on HS 'Londonderry', 22 October 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 23 October 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 1 November 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 March 1918, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 15 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 February 1959
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY Patrick

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