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Regimental number594
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address7 James Street, Leichardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B. Barnett, 7 James Street, Leichardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMilitia Cadets (4 years, unit disbanded)
Enlistment date14 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 1, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harold and Olga BARNETT; Wife: Beatrice BARNETT
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 17 January 1917; admitted to Ship's Hospital, 28 March 1917; discharged, 19 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Belton Park, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 11 October 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 23 October 1917, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 13 days.

Marched out of Convalescent Training Depot, 2 January 1918; marched into Australian Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 4 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; marched into Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 9 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 14 April 1918; taken on strength of 1st Machine Gun Bn, 20 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 July 1918; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 5 July 1918 (shrapnel wound, scalp, and gassed); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 July 1918; to No 63 Ambulance Train, 6 July 1918; to No 53 General Hospital, Boulogne, 6 July 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 14 July 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 26 July 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 27 August 1918.

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 30 August 1918; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 1 September 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 8 September 1918; rejoined 1st Machine Gun Bn, 12 September 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 November 1918 (conjunctivitis); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, no date stated; to No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 6 November 1918; discharged, 11 November 1918, and marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 11 November 1918.

Proceeded to unit, Camiers, 21 November 1918; rejoined unit, 23 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 10 April 1919; marched into No 1 Group, England, 18 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 13 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFull name (according to War Graves card): Stewart Fernand BARNETT
Date of death10 January 1930
Age at death34
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNETT Fernand

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