|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Portrait of 3474A Private (Pte) David Barr a tanner of Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 ...
Portrait of 3474A Private (Pte) David Barr a tanner of Richmond, Victoria. He enlisted on 7 August 1915, the same day as his younger brother, Colin. They both sailed on 5 January 1916 on HMAT Afric for the middle east, were transferred to the 57th Battalion and then to the 60th Battalion which then relocated to Pas-de-Calais region, France. Pte David Barr was killed in action on 19 July 1916 near the town of Fleurbaix at the age of 24 years. His brother, Colin, was wounded in action on 19 July 1916 and was evacuated to England where he died of wounds in the Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, on 31 August 191, aged 19 years.