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Biography of Walter Lee Barr

Ennis, Texas

Walter Barr was a private first class in the U.S. Army. He jointed the Army on July 25, 1942, and took basic training at Camp Wolters, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas. 

He was transferred to Camp Gruber in eastern Oklahoma near Braggs in Muskogee County for advance training.

He was transported to Camp Swift 28-miles east of Austin and seven miles north of Bastrop, Texas, which was the largest transshipment camp in Texas. 

He was was sent to Camp Forrest on the outskirts of Tullahoma, Tennessee in Coffee County, which was one of the Army’s largest training bases, where many Army divisions moved in then out in route to Europe. His unit moved out, and proceeded to a port of embarkation, where he sailed for Northern Ireland. 

Walter spent several months in Ireland before being sent to France. He died in France on August 28, 1944. 

Walter was the son of Mrs. G. W. (Eva) Denny, and the spouse of Jo Bryson Barr. He attended school in Ennis, and was employed by a firm in Dallas before entering the Army.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon, the Purple Heart Medal and three Battle Stars.

Walter is listed on the Memorial monument to Ennis War Dead and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

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