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William Thomas BARNETT

Regimental number4266
Date of birth17 April 1890
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressIrymple, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Barnett, 180 Crumlan Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 2 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Suffolk', 2 August 1915; taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 September 1915; to be Temporary Driver, Marakeb, 24 June 1917; rank reverts to Private, Abasan, 28 August 1917; to be Temporary Driver, 10 September 1917; placed on supernumerary list to complete establishment, Shellal, at which rank reverts to Private, 19 September 1917; to be Temporary Driver, 24 September 1917; rank reverted to Private, 28 September 1917; moved out from Belah, 6 March 1918; marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 7 March 1918; moved out to Alexandria, 18 March 1918; proceeded on leave to France, 24 May 1918; disembarked Alexandria, 17 August 1918, and marched into Australian Medical Corps Details Depot, Moascar, 18 August 1918; moved out, 29 August 1918, and rejoined 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance from leave, 30 August 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 28 September 1918; transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 September 1918 (sand fly fever); discharged to duty, 4 October 1918; rejoined unit from hospital, 14 October 1918.

Found guilty in the field, 27 November 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good conduct and military order, 27 November 1918: awarded 14 days' pay; to be Temporary Corporal whilst awaiting leave, Zagazig, 17 May 1919.

Embarked Kantara on HT 'Oxfordshire' and commenced return to Australia, 10 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 13 August 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 12 October 1919.

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

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