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Regimental number76
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address23 Otter Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Barrett, 23 Otter Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Royal Australian Navy, and in Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery (Plot D, Row 9, Grave No. 253), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Alfred BARRETT
Discharge date11 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Clacton', Dardanelles, 29 July 1915 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 29 July 1915; to Egypt, 3 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 6 August 1915, and admitted to D.B. 1 Hospital, Abbassia, 6 August 1915 (debility and venereal disease); discharged to details, 7 August 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 10 days.

Marched into Detention Barracks, Cairo, 17 August 1915; released (sentence expired), 23 August 1915.

Marched into 2nd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 September 1915.

Marched out Overseas Base, 28 January 1916, and proceeded to 7th Bn.

To Tel el Kebir, 5 March 1916.

Attached to Garrison Headquarters for duty, 17 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 2 August 1916.

Marched into No 3 Camp, Perham Downs, England, 7 September 1916.

Admitted to Tidworth Hospital, 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; marched into 1st Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 December 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 14 April 1917; rejoined 7th Bn, 18 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917; admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 20 September 1917 (gunshot wound, abdomen); transferred to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 September 1917; to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, 28 September 1917; to No 35 General Hospital, 12 October 1917; to England, 18 October 1917; to Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 19 October 1917 (gunshot wound, abdomen, severe); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 16 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 16 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit, gunshot wound, abdomen, and dysentery), 11 April 1918.

Died, 11th Australian General Hospital, 20 December 1918 (right heart failure, chronic dysentery).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 December 1918
Age at death31
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT Edward

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