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Reginald Frank BARRATT

Regimental number2166
Place of birthWithington, Manchester, Lancashire, England
SchoolManchester Grammar School, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMount Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs R F Barratt, PO Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with 68th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, during the South African War.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Military District 3 and Military District 6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 19 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded Royal Humane Society Medal for saving three lives from drowning in Orange River during South African War.
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery Enclosure No 2 (Plot I, Row F, Grave 23), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Florence BARRATT, husband of Laura M. BARRATT, Yarra Street, Heidelberg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 22223 Edgar BARRATT, Engineering field companies, General Reinforcements, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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