Service Number – WX12436
Unit/Division- 2/3 Independent Company, AIF
Enlistment Date- 6 May 1941
Date of Birth- 2 September, 1915
Place of Birth- Perth, WA
Address on Enlistment- Mount Lawley, WA
Next of Kin on Enlistment- Father- William BARRY, Mother – Ada BARRY both of Mount Lawley, WA
Date- 17 August, 1943
Place- Lae, Papua New Guinea
Age at Death- 25 years.
Burial Location/Commemoration Details- Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea ( Plot N, Row C, Grave No. 4 ).
Sincere thanks to Researcher, Julie KILPATRICK, who located the following details to allow us to prove the Soldier’s identity:-
- 1937 Electoral Roll listing soldier’s home address as 55 Stirling Street Bunbury, working as a Fibrous Plasterer,
- West Australian Newspaper Death Notices dated 9 September, 1943 referring to him being commonly known as ” Jack “,
- One of the Death Notice Tributes was from his last Employer, Perth Modelling Works which affirmed his employment as a Fibrous Plasterer.