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Walter Nicholas JARRETT

Regimental number1764
Place of birthColeraine Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressColeraine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Jarret, Coleraine, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 November 1914
Place of enlistmentColeraine, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 26 May 1915. Sick to hospital, 31 August 1915; embarked from Mudros for england, 24 August 1915 (gastritis); admitted to Princess Club Hospital, Bermondsey, 9 September 1915. Found guilty, Monte Video Camp, Weymouth, 20 November 1915, of being absent from muster parade at 2 pm, 19 November 1914: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks.

Disembarked Alexandria, 15 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Ismailia, 15 January 1916.

Transferred to 46th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 15 April 1916 (scabies), and transferred same day to 11th Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 16 April 1916; discharged to duty, 5 May 1916.

Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 15 May 1916, and transferred same day to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 May 1916 (chronic pleurisy); to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 16 May 1916; to Ambulance Train No 5 and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 5 July 1916 (gastritis); disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 4 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 November 1971
Age at death82
Place of burialCasterton Cemetery, Victoria

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