Service Number – WX12436

Rank- Lieutenant

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

KIA/Mortally Wounded-

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.