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William Henry BARNARD

Regimental number3626
Place of birthOatlands, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSorell, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, Arthur George Barnard, Sorell, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Nominal unit should be 15th Bn
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDuhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
74
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur George and Phoebe Alice BARNARD, Sorell, Tasmania. Native of Oatlands, Tasmania. Fusilier Wood Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 23 Gunner Arthur Victor BARNARD, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 22 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Re enlisted, Claremont, Tasmania, 14 August 1915; embarked Melbourne, 27 October 1915.

Found guilty, Zeitoun, Egypt, 24 February 1916, of being absent from parade, 24 February 1916: forfeited a total of 1 days pay.

Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 29 March 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he left ranks without permission on 27 March 1916: awarded 1 days Detention.

Found guilty, 5 May 1916, of being late on parade at 7 am, 5 May 1916: awarded 24 hours Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, Zeitoun, 16 March 1916, of being absent without leave whilst on fatigue duty from 9 am, to 10 pm, 16 March 1916: admonished and forfeited 1 days pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917; admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right buttock); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 April 1917; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 12 April 1917; embarked for England, 24 April 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Footing, England, 26 April 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Footing, 25 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 May 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 22 June 1917; found guilty, 22 June 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 3.30 pm, 12 June, to 4.30 pm, 20 June 1917; (2) losing by neglect his pass: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 16 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 22 June 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 12 August 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 52 days; marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Bulford, 13 August 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 August 1917; discharged, 11 September 1917: total period of treatment, 24 days; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 September 1917; discharged, 25 October 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 39 days; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 27 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 1 November 1917; discharged 19 November 1917: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 19 days; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 19 November 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Base, Deverill, 22 November 1917.

Found guilty, Sandhill, 19 December 1917, of being absent without leave from 8.30 am, 15 December, to 10 am, 19 December 1917: forfeited a total of 15 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 28 December 1917; marched out to unit, 29 December 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 31 December 1917.

Killed in action, France, 12 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

British War Medal marked returned, 29 March 1924.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 190 William Henry BARNARD for first period of enlistment
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNARD William Henry

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