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Rupert Sunderland BARRETT

Date of birth17 May 1882
Place of birthDunolly, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College and Ormond College, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationStation overseer
AddressCooroona, Gregory Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinMay S. Barrett, Cooroona, Gregory Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant, 3rd Infantry Battalion; then 7th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces. Appointed Lieutenant 1901.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name8th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death32.11
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave 5), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Parents: Hugh Sunderland and Sarah (nee MORRISS) BARRETT
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Captain Frank Johnson DALE, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT Rupert Sunderland
'The University of Melbourne: Record of Active Service. . . 1914-1918' (1926)
'Ballarat Star', 6 May 1915, p. 1

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