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Charles Cyril BARBLETT

Regimental number24398
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
SchoolSubiaco State School, Western Australia
OccupationMachinist and Ironmonger
Address11 Rawson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Joseph Alexander Barblett, 11 Rawson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 11 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22.5
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery, (Plot IV,Row D, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Alexander and Alice Christian Barblett, 11 Rawson Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of Eaglehawk, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 9 November 1916 (abscess eyelid).

Proceeding overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Appointed Shoeing Smith, 15 December 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Divisional Artillery Detachment, 11 February 1917.

Transferred to 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 21 February 1917.

Found guilty, 27 April 1917, of making an improper reply to a comrade: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 May 1917 (hamorrhoids); transferred to Divisional Rest Camp, 19 May 1917; rejoined unit, 20 May 1917.

Killed in action, 11 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARBLETT Charles Cyril

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