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June 15, 2015

Percival Gregory Barry.

by vipsinc

Another tunneller from the Ballarat Electorate – Percival Gregory Barry.

Barry

5344 Percival Gregory Barry was born on 17 November 1897, in Preston, VIC. He is remembered together with his brothers Henry, Richard and Patrick on the Avenue of Honour at Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne.

On his enlistment form, Barry named his father, Joseph – who was also living at Bacchus Marsh, VIC – as next of kin.

Barry was assigned to the 6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcements, later detached to the 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company transferring to the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company (aka the AE&MM&B or Alphabet Company).

Barry was discharged from service on 15 September 1919.

His name also appears on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh held by RSL Bacchus Marsh.

More on our Wiki:
http://www.miningmudmedals.org/Percival_G._Barry
http://www.miningmudmedals.org/AE%26MM%26BC

Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour:
http://www.bacchusmarsh.avenueofhonour.org.au/

Percival Barry’s photo via:
http://www.bmgwcc.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=183707567

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