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Captain Charles Carleton Barry

Captain Charles Carleton Barry MC

Charles Carleton Barry was born on the 24th Feb 1892 at Urglin Glebe Co Carlow In 1916 he was awarded the Military Cross below is the citation from the London Gazette

“Captain Charles Carleton Barry, 2nd Battalion B Coy Leinster Regiment, Special Reserve. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when returning with another officer from reconnaissance. The latter officer was severely wounded. Although wounded in the arm, Captain Barry succeeded in pulling his comrade into a shell hole, and dressing his wound. He finally succeeded in getting the officer back to our trench. These actions were carried out under heavy machine gun and snipers’ fire.”

For his was service he was awarded a Military Cross for Bravery, and the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Source:  Researched & transcribed by Terence Curran

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