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Lance Sergeant Barr, Hugh AIF (Larne born)


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I am researching this Larne man who served with the AIF. Wondering if anybody will do the lookup in the London Gazette or Australia Gazette as I cannot find it.

Barr, Hugh

Service Number: 337

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Unit: 44th Bn

Service: Army

Honour / Award: Military Medal

Date of London Gazette: 28 January 1918, page 1402, position 21

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 27 June 1918, page 1389, position 24


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Hi Liam,

As your soldier enlisted in Fremantle, WA - you could try a PM to AndrewP - he's researching Fremantle soldiers & probably already has a wealth of info on him.

Cheers, Frev

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Hi again Liam

Just in case you didn't know - this soldier's War Service Record (45 pages) is available on-line at the Australian National Archives website.

Cheers, Frev

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Hi Liam

I replied to your private message but will post it again here.

This is what I have on Barr.

No.337-Sgt Hugh Barr (MM) KIA 13/10/17 Menin Gate - Born Larne Ireland & Lived Fremantle - Mariner Age 29 - Enlisted 07/01/16 - Next of Kin (Mother) Margaret Barr of Ireland.

I have a photo of him from The Australian War Memorial and also copies of his letters he wrote to his mother.

As Frev mentioned his service record is available electronically on the National Archives site


Unfortunately I've never seen the actual recommendation for his MM, only the notification of the award.

He was one of the Scouts of his battalion and seemed to relish that role.

The 44th Battalion was a Western Australian unit of the 3rd Division AIF.

Any other queries let me know.




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