Richard Henry Ernest BARRETT

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, 2125, 48th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2125, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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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