Charles Cyril (Charlie) BARBLETT

BARBLETT, Charles Cyril

Service Number: 24398
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Shoeing-Smith
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 10 April 1895
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Subiaco State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Machinist / Iron Monger
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 11 September 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Plot 1V, Row D, Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
27 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 24398, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 24398, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
11 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Shoeing-Smith, 24398, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, Third Ypres,

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Charles Cyril BARBLETT was born in 1895 in Eaglehawk, Victoria

His parents were Joseph Alexander BARBLETT and Alice Christian YOUNG

He enlisted on 10th January, 1916  with the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Section 1 - Unit embarked from Melbourne on 27th June, 1916 on board HMAT Barambah - he served in the 7th Brigade in France & then in Belgium (see the AIF link for further details of his postings)

Charles was Killed in Action at Passchendaele on 11th September, 1917 - he is buried in the Huts Cemetery, Belgium and also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in West Subiaco - he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

His brother 5329 Cpl. Percival James BARBLETT (/explore/people/91309) also served in WW1 in the 4th Australian Field Ambulance


The West Australian, Perth - 11th September 1918

IN MEMORIAM   Anzac Heroes.

BARBLETT.- In loving memory of our dear Son & Brother (Charlie) who was killed in action at Ypres on September 11, 1917 

Inserted by his loving Father & Mother, Sisters & Brother Percy (of the 4th Australian Field Ambulance, France).


The West Australian, Perth, 28th September, 1917


BARBLETT.- On September 11, 1917 somewhere in France, Shoeing Smith Charlie Cyril Barblett, Field Artillery, aged 22 years, son of Mr. & Mrs. J Barblett, Subiaco

"Tears willl come and time will fly

Every leaf with fade and die

Every rising sun will set

But dear Charlie we'll never forget"

Inserted by his sincere friends, Bertha & Dolly Barns & Stella Tryell.