Wade Shenton GARNETT

Date of birth2 October 1887
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
SchoolStawell Grammar School; University of Melbourne
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressWindsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.10
Height5' 8.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs W S Garnett, 310 High Street, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Officers B, Row I, Grave No. 13), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wade and Josephine GARNETT, 'Malwa', 254 High Street, Malvern, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [12299] 2nd Lt William Foster Stawell GARNETT, 10th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 24 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 November 1916

Taken on strength, No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 5 November 1916.

Joined No 14 General Tranferred to 4th Australian Division, 26 November 1917; tasken on strength, 12th Field Ambulance, 27 November 1917.

Detached for temporary duty with 48th Bn, 28 December 1917.

Appointed Regimental Medical Officer, 48th Bn, 1 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 April 1918 (gun shot wound, thigh, fractured femur); admitted to No 2 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 14 April 1918.

Died of wounds, 10.20 pm, 15 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNETT Wade Shenton
Red Cross File No 1140509K