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Thomas Arthur BARRETT

Regimental number2330
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressVictoria Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Barrett, Victoria Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Artillery Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date10 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Allotted to Ordnance Department, North Beach, Gallipoli, 13 October 1915, for temporary duty. Transferred to Machine Gun Section, 5th Bn, Shrapnel Valley, 15 October 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt, from Mudros (general Gallipoli evacuation), 7 January 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 15 January 1916. Transferred to 1st Division, Army Ordnance Corps, 15 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 31 March 1916. Admitted to 9th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 1 April 1916; discharged, 6 April 1916. Total treatment for venereal disease: 6 days.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 19 May 1917; transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 26 May 1917; discharged, 17 July 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 60 days. Rejoined unit, 30 July 1917. Admitted to hospital, 12 August 1917; discharged to duty, 18 August 1917. Total treatment for venereal disease: 7 days.

On leave to England; while on leave admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 2 April 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 5 April 1918. Total treatment for venereal disease: 4 days. Marched out to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 May 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 22 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 August 1918; rejoined unit, 23 September 1918.

Married Jessie McBRIDE, Church of Scotland, Oran St, Glasgow, 27 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1919; discharged, 10 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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