John Robert GARRY

John Robert Garry Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Cooktown
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Carpenter
Enlisted
12-May-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
26
Status
Single
Service No
2072
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements
Embarked
07-September-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
04-October-1917
Place
Hill 40, Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 5370 Private David Norman Garry.

 

John Garry arrived in France in February 1917 following three months in hospital in England with influenza. In August he was wounded in action and returned to his unit from hospital in September. He was killed in action at Ypres three weeks later.

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