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William Joseph BARNETT

Regimental number2851
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolCentral School, Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address2 Service Street, Glebe, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, William Barnett, 2 Service Street, Glebe, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceIn training at Fort Gundy Bay at the time he enlisted.
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death6 October 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall), (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave 5), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: William and Marion BARNETT, 2 Service Street, Glebe, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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