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William Henry BARRATT

Regimental number4254
Place of birthCumberland, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMachinist
AddressGlenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Susan Barratt, 5 Partridge Street, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Junior Cadets.
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Discharge date31 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 6 January 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Devonport, 10 January 1917 (sick: slight; no further details); discharged, 22 January 1917; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 January 1917.

Marched in to 8th Training Bn, 24 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Attached to 8th Brigade Headquarters as Observer (Intelligence), 16 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 February 1918, 7 February 1918 (multiple gun shot wounds, face, back, left leg), and admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 8, 10 February 1918, and admitted to 4th General Hospital, 11 February 1918; transferred to England, 7 March 1918, and admitted same day to Northampton War Hospital, Duston; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 July 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918, for discharge; disembarked Adelaide, 17 September 1918; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 31 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 April 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRATT William Henry

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