John Barr was the son of John and Jessie K Barr, of Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He enlisted in The Royal Scots Fusiliers and volunteered for airborne forces.
Corporal Barr successfully completed glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles and took part in operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).
Cpl Barr was killed in action on 27 March 1945, aged 27, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 23 April 1947.
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