Richard Henry Ernest BARRETT

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BARRETT, Richard Henry Ernest

Service Number: 2125
Enlisted: 29 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Booleroo, South Australia, 26 January 1898
Home Town: Kangarilla, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Kangarilla Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines
Plot V, Row A, Grave 9 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man he laid down his life for his friends
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kangarilla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 48th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2125, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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Biography

Son of Richard BARRETT and Susan Jane fmly BLEE nee THISTLETON

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of Eva Priscilla Barrett, Lottie May Barrett and Selina Victoria Grace Barrett

On 1 July 196 Richard married Hilda May Jones in the Pirie Street Methodist Church, Adelaide, SA

5 January 1917 - to hospital with Mumps

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal