Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward John Barry

In memory of:

Private Edward John Barry

May 1, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

8063

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

April 23, 1882

Son of James and Elma Barry of Kingston, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 4 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

LXVI. D. 9.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 529 of 1058.
  • Photo of Edward John Barry– This is 8063 Private Edward John Barry, E Company 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), Canadian Infantry.  The picture was taken at Bustard Camp, England,- Winter of 1914.  Uncle Edward was wounded and taken prisoner 24 april 1915, during the 2nd Battle of Ypres, and died of wounds, 01 May 1915, in a German field hospital, Stadenberg, Belgium.  He was one of ten Canadian soldiers disinterred from the German Staden Feld Lazaret (Field Hospital) Cemetery and re-interred in Tyne Cot Military Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium. 

Plot LXVI Row D Grave 9.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We Will Remember Them.

Did they beat the drum slowly?
Did they sound the fife lowly?
Did the rifles fire o'er ye as they lowered you down?
Did the bugle sing 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers o' the Forest'?

`The Green Fields of France' by Eric Bogle
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque or Dead Man's Penny
  • Book of Remembrance Page
  • Grave marker– Edward John Barry's Gravestone in Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation Paper
  • Attestation Paper
  • War Diary– 24 April 1915, 2nd Battalion War Diary Page.  Edward was wounded and taken prisoner during the retirement on this date .
  • Cemetery Plans– Plan of Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele
Belgium.
  • Book Of Remembrance– Introduction to the 1st Book Of Remembrance
  • Badge– Unknown badge commemorating the 2nd Battle of Ypres April 1915
  • Casualty Report
  • Letter– Letter from House of Commons
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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