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Regimental number2140
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSteel Street, Pitt Town, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 5.75"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Barrett, Steel Street, Pitt Town, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 15 months in the New South Wales Mounted Rifles, South Africa.
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date6 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 19 August 1915 (bomb wound, right ankle), 19 August 1915; admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 24 August 1915; transferred to England, 15 September 1915, and admitted to 5th London General Hospital, St Thomas's, 24 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles' (amputated leg; prothesis fitted), 8 May 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 6 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BARRITT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT William

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