George Wallace Barrell

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Barrell, Private George Wallace no.3021.

17th Battalion A Company 7th Reinforcements.

Fore Street, Canterbury.

Tram driver.

“Rhodesia” Gordon Street, Campsie.

Born 27 September 1888 at Leichhardt, son of George H. & Amy L. Barrell.

Educated at Canterbury Public School.

Tram Driver.

Enlisted 6/9/1915, aged 27.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, George H. Barrell, Fore Street, Canterbury.

Embarked December 23, 1915.

War service: Egypt; France (gassed; contracted septic poisoning and bronchial pneumonia); invalided to 21st Auxiliary Hospital, England.

Casualty List SMH2/12/1918 Ill Returned to Australia 22/12/1918.

Portrait and biography in The All-Australia Memorial 1919.

Monument, Canterbury Public School (Barrell, W.).

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002