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Edwin BARRATT

Regimental number779
Place of birthGre Gre Central, St Arnaud, Victoria
Other NamesBARRATT, Edwin
SchoolGre Gre Central, St Arnaud, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Barratt, 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 RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 778 Pte Alfred Herbert BARRETT, 2nd Pioneer Bn, died of wounds, 4 October 1917; 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, Gallipoli, 30 August 1916; after evacuating Gallipoli and proceeding to Mudros, he disembarked at Alexandria, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, Moascar, 12 March 1916; appointed Driver, 17 March 1916

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

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 February 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 20 February 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 23 February 1917; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 29 February 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 3 April 1917: total period of treatement for venereal disease, 40 days; marched into 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 3 April 1917; marched out to unit, 30 April 1917; rejoined unit, 30 April 1917.

Admitted to 5th London Field Ambulance, 6 May 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1918; to Ambulance Train No 27, 7 May 1918; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 8 May 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 14 May 1918; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 25 May 1918.

Admitted to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 11 August 1918; transferred to Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Havre, 11 August 1918; marched out to unit, 14 August 1918; rejoined unit, France, 18 August 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 21 August 1918; rejoined unit, 8 September 1918.

Transferred to England for return to Australia, 10 January 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, England, 16 January 1919.

Found guilty, 11 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 9 am, 6 February, to 7 February 1919: awarded 4 days Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 6 days' pay.

Marched out to 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, 25 February 1919; marched into Australian Army Service Corps Base, 20 March 1919.

Marched into No 2 Group, 19 May 1919.

Found guilty, 26 May 1919, of being absent without leave from evacuation parade, 23 May 1919: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 9 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Anchises', 22 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 October 1919; discharged, 2 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Victory Medal and British War Medal marked returned, 10 May 1923.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as BARRETT.
Date of death11 May 1985
Age at death91
Place of burialSt Arnaud Cemetery ('Late 1st A.I.F. Original Anzac.'), Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRATT Edwin

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