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William John BARRY

Regimental number4059
Place of birthYass New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressYass, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Barry, Werong Station, Yass, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 17-21 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded and the wole remaining member of his team, he continued to work his Lewis gun from an isolated position, inflicting considerable casualties on the enemy. When ordered to withdraw he carried the gun out of action himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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