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Anderson Freeman BARNETT

Regimental number3802
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMaryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Joseph Barnett, Indian Head, Kentucky, America
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1917
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 13 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date28 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Hororata', 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 26 August 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant, 27 August 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 30 January 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 31 January 1918; moved into the field, 3 February 1918; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 9 February 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918, and transferred to 29th Casualty Clearing Station (bronchitis); to Ambulance Train No 42, 3 April 1918; admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 3 April 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Stad Antwerpen', 7 April 1918, and admitted to Princess Christian Military Hospital, Englefield Green (chronic bronchitis); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 April 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, 24 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 12 May 1918. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 28 August 1918 (bronchial complications).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNETT Anderson Freeman

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