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John Alexander BARNETT

Regimental number4793
Place of birthCairns, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
Address200 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Llewellyn Barnett, 200 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 October 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918.

Proceeded to England via Port Said, Taranto, Italy, Cherbourg, France, and Southampton: disembarked Southampton, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 27 February 1918 (appendicitis); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1918.

Admitted to 13th US General Hospital, Boulogne, 26 June 1918 (accidental wound [assaulted by unknown soldier,u scalp); discharged to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 7 July 1918; transferred to No 5 Rest Camp, 10 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 28 July 1918.

Transferred to 8th Bn, 9 August 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 12 January 1919 (influenza); discharged to duty, 27 January 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 March 1919; admitted to Endell Military Hospital while on leave, 27 March 1919 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 5 April 1919; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 April 1919.

Marched out to England, 15 May 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 1 Group, 24 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 July 1972
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNETT John Alexander

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