PRIVATE JOHN FRANCIS BARRY; U.S. ARMY

May 12, 1909 (Norwalk, CT) – June 7, 1968 (Norwalk, CT); 59 years old
Married to Helen Silk Barry (1912-1999) on June 12, 1944 in Norwalk, CT
Children Mary Mildred Barry (1949-present), John (1947-2019) and Bryan Francis (1947-present)
Local address: 40 Spring Hill Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on June 3, 1942
Serial number 31123811
Unit: unknown

Born to James Patrick Barry (1873-1936) and Mary McNamara Barry (1869-1914). One brother William (1905-1981) and two sisters, Helen Barry Halloran (1902-2003) and Mae Barry Hughes (1911-1996). One half sister Margaret (1917-1992).

Wounded in action on May 6, 1943 in North Africa. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


From The Norwalk Hour June 2, 1943

PVT JOHN BARRY HURT IN ACTION
Was Wounded In North Africa Fighting; War Department Notifies His Sister

Private John Francis Barry of 10 Sunset Hill Avenue was “seriously injured in action on the North African area on May,” it was learned here today by his sister, Mrs. Richard Halloran, of the same address. A telegram containing the message was sent to the family by the War Department. Mrs. Halloran, however, reports that she has received a letter from her brother since his injury and he stated that he had a slight hip injury. Private “Frank,” as he is better known in Norwalk, attended local schools and was employed at the Norwalk Post Office prior to his induction in the armed forces on June 3, 1942. Before arriving in Africa, Private Barry was stationed in Ireland, Scotland and England.


Buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Broad Street, Norwalk, CT. Unknown plot number.

Photo pending


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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