Wilfred William GARRETT

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GARRETT, Wilfred William

Service Number: 4779
Enlisted: 28 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Angaston, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 18 October 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Angaston District WW1 Honour Board 1* , Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4779, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4779, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
9 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4779, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
18 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 4779, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Wilfred William Garrett was son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Garrett of Mount McKenzie South australia and brother to Elsie Ellen Meakins of Angaston.

Enlisted on 28.9.1915    23 years of age.

Height 5'7" Hazel eyes, brown hair.

Embarked on Mongoilia 9.3.1916 to Egypt then onto France

Appointed Lance Corporal 18.1.1917

Killed in action on 18.10.1917 in Belgium

Wilfred has no known grave

His name is on Memorial panel 150, Menin Gate Ypres Belgium.

 

 

 

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