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Soldier profiles

Name : BARRY, SIDNEY ROY
Service Number : VX18976
Date of Birth : 28/10/1900
Place of Birth : MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : GIPPSLAND, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BARRY, EMMA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : C COMPANY (AUSTRALIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 09/09/1943
Age at Death : 42
Community Roll of Honour : YANNATHAN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. B9. A. 10. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 09/09/1943 / BEATEN TO DEATH BY KOREAN GUARD MASAKI FUMIO / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 KILO (BURMA), 83 KILO (BURMA), 85 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0006 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212593 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   T_WOODLEY_2.jpg,   M_MONAGHAN_6.jpg,   Korean guard Masaki Fumio war crime (part 1). 15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts,   Korean guard Masaki Fumio war crime (part 2). 15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts,   Korean guard Masaki Fumio war crime (part 3). 15/11/1946 Affidavit by NX68962 Cpl J. T. Roberts

Background : Son of George Henry and Emma Barry, of Manchester, England.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. 4 years previous military experience as a fitter with Royal Defence Force. Grey eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : small scar right shoulder blade.

Service record
29/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
31/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
26/09/1941 Evacuated to 60 British General Hospital with sickness slight and transferred to X list.
25/10/1941 Evacuated from 60 British General Hospital to 1 Australian Convalescent Depot Middle East.
03/11/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Convalescent Depot and transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
03/11/1941 Marched into Pioneer Training Battalion ex 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
26/11/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Middle East.
27/11/1941 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
26/04/1945 Believed died of illness (cerebral malaria) whilst prisoner of war Burma.
15/09/1945 Died of illness whilst prisoner of war 09/09/1943. Refer to war crimes trial of Masaki and found guilty of murder of Barry 09/09/1943 Siam.