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Regimental number8076
Place of birthCastlebar, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBuntine, Wongan Hill Line, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Anna McDonough, 238 West 146 Street, New York City, USA
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years (A.R.A); 6 years, 9 months, 14th H.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentFitter
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Private, 20th Depot, 2 August 1915; transferred as Driver, 3rd Depot Artillery, 22 September 1915. Taken on strength, 16th Battery, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 October 1915.

Disembarked at Suez, 21 December 1915; proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Promoted Bombardier, Ismailia, 13 March 1916; promoted Temporary Corporal, Ismailia, 15 March 1916. Embarked Alexandria, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916. Proceeded to join B.E.F. Promoted Corporal, France, 15 June 1916; promoted Sergeant, 14 November 1916.

Wounded in Action, 7 June 1917, ( gun shot wound to the left arm). Admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 June 1917. Embarked for U.K, on board Hospital Ship 'St Andrew' 12 June 1917. Admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, 18 June 1917. Discharged to Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 July 1917. Admitted to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 7 July 1917; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, 14 September 1917. Attached for duty with Permanent Cadre of R.B.A.A,Tidworth, 3 November 1917.

Proceeded to France via Southampton, 4 October 1918; transferred to 6th (Army) Brigade Australian Field Artillery, 12 October 1918.

Embarked for England for non-military employment (course of stock breeding study with Messers Chivers and Sons, Histom, Cambridge) 5 March 1919; granted leave with pay 22 March 1919 until 5 June 1919. Attached A.I.F Headquarters, London, 22 March 1919.

Embarked for Australia on board S.S 'Windhuk', 19 June 1919; disembarked, Perth, 7 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 10 October 1919.

Medals: 14-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Medals returned By Anzac House, 7 February 1935.
Date of death14 June 1934
Place of burialAlbury Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARRETT John

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