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Lionel Lancelot BARRETT

Regimental number4980
Place of birthZeehan, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPembroke Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.J. Barrett, Pembroke Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military service3rd Bn, AIF (16 months, discharged as temporarily unfit)
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1918
Date of death20 October 1919
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Returned from Britain medically unfit (tuberculosis). Died in Randwick Hospital of multiple gunshot wounds; how caused is not on personal file.
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte James MOORE, 58th Bn, killed in action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Tried by District Court Martial, at sea, 2 August 1916, on charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he being an NCO did on HMAT A.55 on 17 July 1916, attempt to evade a lawful order to wit Routine Orders: found Guilty: award, to be reduced to the rank of Sergeant.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 14 October 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 October 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 29 October 1916 and taken on strength of 45th Bn the same day.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Main Dressing Station, 19 November 1916, and transferred to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (myalgia); to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 21 November 1916; to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 25 November 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 December 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 2 January 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged, and marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 26 January 1917.

Admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 25 February 1917, and transferred to 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station the same day (trench feet); to No 31 Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 27 February 1917; to England, 28 February 1917; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 28 February 1917; discharged to furlough, 21 May 1917, and to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 5 June 1917.

Found guilty, 11 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 1200 hours, 5 July 1917, until 1900 hours, 7 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 13 days' pay.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 6 October 1917.

Marched out to No 4 Group, 29 October 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 31 October 1917.

Admitted to Bde Hospital, 22 January 1918 (rheumatism).

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 9 February 1918 (cyst, right shoulder); discharged, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 March 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 29 March 1918 (inflamed glands, right neck); marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 15 April 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 20 September 1918, and proceeded by rail to Sydney.

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

Died No 4 General Hospital, Randwick, 20 October 1919 (multiple gunshot wounds).
Miscellaneous detailsPreviously served in 3rd Bn in 1914/15; see 95 L L Barrett
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT Lionel Lancelot

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