We remember William Barry

We remember William Barry

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Timeline

Timeline

1881
birth St Canice's, Kilkenny Ireland Source:8703036 Source:8703042 26th October 1881
1899
dates Age 17 Source:8703036 5th April 1899
1899
employment Labourer Kilkenny Ireland Source:8703036 5th April 1899
1899
service British Army Private 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Source:8703036 5th April 1899 - 18th September 1900
1900
service British Army Lance Corporal 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Source:8703036 19th September 1900 - 31st May 1904
1902
marriage Margaret Kerwick Source:8703036 10th December 1902
1903
children William Barry Source:8703036 25th December 1903
1904
service British Army Corporal 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Source:8703036 1st June 1904 - 6th June 1907
1904
children Mary Barry Source:8703036 31st December 1904
1905
children Maggie Barry Source:8703036 25th December 1905
1907
service British Army Serjeant 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Source:8703036 7th June 1907 - 25th July 1908
1908
enlistment Tipperary Ireland Source:8703036 26th June 1908
1908
dates Age 26 Source:8703036 26th July 1908
1908
service British Army Serjeant 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 4th Battalion Source:8703036 26th July 1908 - 6th October 1914
1910
children James Barry Source:8703036 24th January 1910
1911
children Christopher Barry Source:8703036 11th May 1911
1914
service British Army Serjeant 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8703036 7th October 1914 - 19th October 1914
service British Army Serjeant 2593 Royal Irish Rifles Source:221611
1914
death Killed in Action The Battalion received orders to attack Le Pilly. Although they drove the Germans out they were left dangerously exposed and the next day they were surrounded and overwhelmed. Le Pilly, Nord France Source:7417144 Source:8703047 19th October 1914
burial Le Touret Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Panels 11 and 12 Source:8703042

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William
Initials W
Last Name Barry
Source 221611
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 2593 Royal Irish Rifles Serjeant
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Lance Corporal
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Corporal
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Serjeant
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 5th Battalion Private
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 4th Battalion Serjeant
British Army 2523 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Serjeant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William Barry son 25th December 1903
Mary Barry daughter 31st December 1904
Maggie Barry daughter 25th December 1905
James Barry son 24th January 1910
Christopher Barry son 11th May 1911
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Mary Fooley mother
Patrick Barry father
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Margaret Kerwick wife 10th December 1902
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Grey Brown
DateHeightSource
1908-07-20 5'7"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1899-04-05 Roman Catholic

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

TitleConnected byMore information
Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

ReferenceConnected byMore information
The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"Within Four Walls" by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Kilkenny High Street Patrick63223
Le Riez Patrick63223
Major Daniell's position at Le Riez Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Pas de Calais Patrick63223
Panel 11 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 11 (lower) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 12 of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
The original location of Royal Irish graves Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Fournes-en-Weppes German Military Cemetery Patrick63223
The original location of Royal Irish graves Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldier Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
Bailleul Road East Cemetery Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223

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