Frederick George BARNETT MID


BARNETT, Frederick George

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 5 May 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Araluen, New South Wales, 27 May 1889
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Mount Victoria Public School
Occupation: Bank manager
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 August 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Sydney, New South Wales
12 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 17th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 17th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer page 261. Prior to the war he was a bank manager of Haberfield NSW. Enlisted 11 May 1915 aged 26years he was allocated to 17th Battalion. While serving he was promoted to Captain, but was Killed in Action 2 Aug 1918. Lest we forget

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Capt. F. G. Barnett

Who was killed in France on August 2. He was a son of Mr. F. J. Barnett, postmaster at West Maitland, and was a native of Araluen, being 29 years of age. He left Sydney with the 17th Battalion in May, 1915, and served in Gallipoli, Belgium, and France. Twice he was mentioned in despatches, and for 12 months he had been adjutant to his battalion. Prior to enlisting he was manager of the Government Savings Bank at Corowa, and had acted as relieving manager at Broken Hill (where he was stationed for two years), Newcastle, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, and other places. When he enlisted he received special commendation from the directors of the bank for long and faithful service." - from the Sydney Mail 04 Dec 1918 (