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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name John Barry
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 31 to 35
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/26/1925
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 7/26/1925
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On July 26, 1925, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter John W. Barry of Engine 14 died in the line of duty while responding to a fire on Clybourn Avenue. Barry suffered a fatal skull fracture when he fell off the back of Engine 14 near the intersection of Milton Avenue and Harvey Street.


“Fireman Riding to Fire Falls Off Engine; Killed,” Chicago Daily Tribune, July 27, 1925.

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