George Robert BARNATT

BARNATT, George Robert

Service Number: 1062
Enlisted: 5 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England, 1885
Home Town: Launching Place, Victoria
Schooling: Boarding School, England
Occupation: Farmers Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1062, Depot Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1062, 29th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1062, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1062, 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Killed In Action

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Biography contributed by VWM Australia

Private George Robert Barnatt has been found and identified along with 6 others in 2024. His remains were discovered in 2007 but only recently with the use of DNA and forensic evidence has he been positively identified. 

Private Barnatt will have his headstone rededicated on the anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles on 19 July 2024. 

Of the Barnatt brothers, 3 served in the Great War. Pte George Robert Barnatt served with the AIF while younger brothers Walter Frederick and Arthur Ernest Barnett served with British forces on the Western Front. 

Corporal Walter Frederick Barnatt served with the Royal Field Artillery, he was Killed In Action on 17 November 1916. Lance Corporal Arthur Ernest Barnatt served with the Scots Guards, he survived the war and died in 1956. 

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