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William BARRY

Regimental number505
Place of birthBrisbane,Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Thomas Chayter, King Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFriend, Thomas Chayter, off King Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 12/7/15. Taken on strength, 31st Battalion, 11/10/15.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death34
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 35), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1915.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline ? gambling: awarded 168 hours of Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 19 July 1916.

Previous report of wounded and missing, now, 28 July 1916, reported as killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend J. Green, no date.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsStep-father, Mr Sheshea, Ipswich Road, near Charson's Hotel, South Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRY William

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