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Barry, Nathaniel James Merriman (1882-1917)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Nathaniel James Merriman Barry, born 26 July 1882 in Cape Province, South Africa, son of Sir Jacob D. Barry (Judge of Supreme Court, Cape Colony) and Lady Barry of Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; grandson of Bishop Merriman of Grahamstown. Husband of Marian Boyd Barry, of The Lodge, Overbury, Tewkesbury.

 

Attended St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) January 1898-December 1900.

 

Attended Attended Hawkesbury College, Sydney, for agricultural training.

 

Was among the earlier settlers to take up land in British East Africa. Farmed at "Rustenberg", Naivasha, Kenya.

 

WW1, Captain in the East African Transport Corps. At the outbreak of war he joined the forces raised in the Protectorate. Died 21 October 1917 in German East Africa.

 

Commemorated at:

Dar-es-Salaam War Cemetery, I.A.7 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/897840/BARRY,%20NATHA...

 

Muthaiga Club War Memorial, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, December 1917: 'CAPTAIN NATHANIEL JAMES MERRIMAN BARRY, East African Transport Corps, who was killed in action on October 21st in German East Africa, was 33 years of age, and the youngest son of the late Sir J.D. Barry, Judge of Supreme Court, Cape Colony, and grandson of the late Bishop Merriman of Grahamstown. He was educated at St Andrew's, Grahamstown, and at Sherborne. He afterwards went through a course of agricultural training at Hawkesbury College, near Sydney. He was among the earlier settlers to take up land in British East Africa, and, at the outbreak of war, he joined the forces raised in the Protectorate.'

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