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Alfred Herbert BARRETT

Regimental number778
Place of birthGre Gre Central, St Arnaud, Victoria
Other NamesBARRATT, Alfred Herbert
SchoolGre Gre Central School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Barrett, Trainor's Lagoon via St Arnaud, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 January 1915
Place of enlistmentSt Arnaud, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave 33A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Spelled BARRATT on OWG Records. Parents: William and Mary Ann BARRATT.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 779 Pte Edwin BARRETT, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 22 August 1919; 2149 Pte John Leslie BARRATT, 46th Bn, died of wounds, 22 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1915; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915 (influenza); rejoined unit, 10 October 1915; after evacuating Gallipoli and proceeding to Mudros, he disembarked at Alexandria, 7 January 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Kebir, 26 January 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, Canal Zone, 4 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, Moascar, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

To 2nd Army Rest Camp, 27 August 1917; rejoined unit, 8 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 29 September 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 September 1917 (bomb wounds, legs, left arm, abdomen); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1917; to Ambulance Train, 1 October 1917; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, France, 1 October 1917; died of wounds, 4 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT Alfred Herbert

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