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Alfred Jack BARRETT

Regimental number7211
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNewtown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Barrett, Newtown, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 December 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date25 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Militades', 29 January 1917. Admitted to ship's hospital, 31 January 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 1 February 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, 2 February 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 5 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, 27 March 1917. Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 27 March 1917.

Admitted to New Zealand Hospital, Codford, 24 April 1917 (measles).

Detached from unit, 7 June 1917;attatched for duty with Administration Headquarters, London, 7 June 1917.

Admitted to King George Hospital, London, 10 February 1918; rejoined Administration Headquarters, 20 February 1918. Detached from Administration Headquarters and marched out at own request, 5 April 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 April 1918; moved out to 3rd Training Brigade, 11 April 1918; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 6 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry Base, Etaples, 7 May 1918, and moved out to unit, 9 May 1918; taken on strength, 16th Bn, 19 May 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 4 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, face); transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 July 1918; transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 July 1918; transferred to Grantilly Castle, England, 6 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 7 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 26 July to 9 August 1918. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 August 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 29 August 1918. Proceeded overseas to France through Southampton, 22 September 1918.

Marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 24 September 1918; moved out to unit, 26 September 1918; rejoined 16th Bn, 27 September 1918.

Detatched to No 4 Divisional Guard, 15 November 1918; returned to 16th Bn, 18 December 1918; moved out for return to Australia, 21 April 1919; proceeded from Australian Base Depot to United Kingdom, 29 April 1919; marched into No 4 Group, 30 April 1919.

Granted leave, 24 June to 11 August 1919, to attend Brentwood School of Motor Tractors, Essex. Rejoined unit, 11 August 1919, and allowed furlough, 11-26 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked 5th Military District, 17 October 1919. Discharged Perth, 25 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT Alfred Jack

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