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Private Henry Theophilus Barry

Service No.:
61823
Unit:
22nd Battalion
Tree No.:
S008
Planted by:
Image of plaque on tree S008 for Henry Theophilus Barry
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal

Henry Theophilus Barry was born at Preston, VIC, on the 6th of April 1899, to John Joseph Barry and Susannah Tulk. Henry had three brothers, Percival, Patrick and Richard, who are also remembered in the Avenue.

He was living in Bacchus Marsh, VIC and working as a Telegraphist when he enlisted in the AIF, in Melbourne on the 21st of February 1918, at the age of nearly 19, his parents' consent having been obtained. He had previously served in the Cadets and the Citizens Forces. As part of the 13th General Service Reinforcements he embarked at Melbourne, on the SS Zealandic on the 5th of October 1918 as a Private.

In December he disembarked at London and was allotted to the 22nd Battalion. In February 1919 he went to France and shortly afterwards was transferred to the Australian General Base Depot. In June he returned to England and by September he had returned to Australia aboard the Ulysses.

Henry Barry was discharged from the AIF on the 17th of September 1919 and died at Shepparton, VIC, in 1963, at the age of 64.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh and the Roll of Honour for the Bacchus Marsh ANA, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. Started in the 13th GSR but transferred to 22nd Battalion.

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