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Regimental number1063
Place of birthDrogheda, Louth, Ireland
Height5' 6"
Weight133 lbs
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, British Army.
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Discharge date7 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Suffolk', 18 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Derfflinger' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25/30 April 1915 (shrapnel wound, face); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 1 May 1915; rejoined unit in the field, 2 June 1915.

Found guilty at Gallipoli, 7 June 1915, of failing to obey an order: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited 5 days' pay.

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 July 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Camp, 17 July 1915; admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 7 August 1915; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Mustapha, 15 August 1915; struck off strength of Australian Records Section, 14 September 1915; admitted to No 2 Australian General Hopspital, Cairo, 6 October 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Mena Convalescent Depot, 18 October 1915; discharged to Base Details, Zeitoun, 20 October 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 21 October 1915; transferred to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Camp, 11 December 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Cairo, 4 February 1916.

Embarked Suez and commenced return to Australia on HS 'Argyllshire', 3 March 1916. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 7 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 December 1944
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNETT Alfred

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