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John Barry
Birth: Feb. 1, 1873
Death: Jan. 8, 1901

2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, British Army. At Monument Hill, South Africa, in the late night of January 7 and early morning of January 8, 1901, Private Barry's position was attacked by enemy Boer forces. Although surrounded by the Boers, Private Barry fought and smashed the breach of his Maxim gun, thus rendering it useless to its captors. In doing so he gave his life for his fellow soldiers and country. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Belfast Cemetery
Johannesburg
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8543842
John Barry
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Barry
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John Barry
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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- Dragon
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014

- J Spencer
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
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