Barry was born in Burnley on a council estate. Growing up he was always bullied for his parents being on benefits. His dad, James, decided it'd be better to move to Cherno to start a better life since in the UK he was finding it hard to get a job. They moved when he was about 10-11. James had set up a business and devoted most of his time to it so Barry never really saw much of his dad. The bulling continues, the outbreak first hit Barry while he was a student at Cherno. He saw most of his school get mauled alive by eachother. One of his best friends had managed to escape through a window with Barry, they ran off into the woods where they were familiar. They both had met at Scouts where they were trained on survival.