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Charles BARNETT

Regimental number600
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
Other NamesDavid
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressJarrahdale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Maria Clarke, 191 Brown Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 6 March 1915. Taken on strength, 28th Bn, 16/4/15. Appointed Lance Corporal, 21/9/15. Mortally wounded, 30/5/16.
FateDied of wounds 30 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death27
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town: Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria with Bn for Gallipoli, 4 September 1915; appointed Temporary Lance Corporal, 21 September 1915; appointed Lance Corporal, 21 September 1915; evacuated Gallipoli for Mudros and then proceeded to Alexandria, 10 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 30 May 1916 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 May 1916; died of wounds, 7.30 am, 30 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNETT Charles

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