Hugh BARR MM

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BARR, Hugh

Service Number: 337
Enlisted: 7 January 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Larne, Ireland, 6 March 1886
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Olderfleet School
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 13 October 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 337, Perth, Western Australia
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 337, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Fremantle
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 337, 44th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 337, 44th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"337 Sergeant Hugh Barr, 44th Battalion. A native of Larne, Ireland, Sgt Barr was a seaman prior to enlisting in Perth on 18 January 1916. He embarked as a Private on HMAT Suevic at Fremantle on 16 June 1916 for England before moving to France with his unit in November 1916. Pte Barr rose rapidly through the ranks being promoted Corporal on 17 July 1917, Lance Sergeant on 11 September 1917 and Sergeant on 7 October 1917. Sgt Barr was killed in action in Belgium on 13 October 1917 and has no known grave He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Sgt Barr was posthumously awarded the Military Medal on 28 January 1918..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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