Edward Frank Joseph BARRETTE

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BARRETTE, Edward Frank Joseph

Service Number: 2581
Enlisted: 7 February 1916, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Guernsey, Channel Islands, July 1895
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Les Vauxbelet College, Guernsey
Occupation: Agriculturalist
Died: Died of wounds , France, 2 December 1916
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Plot X. Row N. Grave 5 - Inscribed: R.I.P. Sacred heart of Jesus have Mercy on his Soul
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2581, Geelong, Victoria
14 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2581, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2581, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Emigrated aged 18.

He was 21 and the son of William F. J. and Jane Barrette, of 2, Mount Pleasant Villas, Rue Rouge, Guernsey, Channel Isles.

He is commemorated on the Guernsey-St Peter Port War Memorial which is a Memorial Garden with wall and column topped with a statue of a soldier.  Metal plaques are mounted on the wall (for WWI) and on the column (for WWII). Memorial unveiled on 19th September 1926 by Sir Charles Sackville-West.

He is one of two Australian Great War casualties to be honoured on this war memorial - the other is Guernsey born, 2362 Pte. Harold De Garis (/explore/people/63760) of the 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died of wounds 15 August 1916.

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