Allan JARRETT

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JARRETT, Allan

Service Number: 3164
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Naracoorte, South Australia, 6 July 1894
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Sisters of Mercy School, Naracoorte
Occupation: Wheelwright
Died: Killed in Action, Villers, Somme, France, 17 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Naracoorte War Memorial, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3164, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3164, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE CORPORAL JARRETT.

The residents of Narracoorte were deeply grieved to hear that Corporal Allan Jarrett, son of Mr. A. T. Jarrett, had been killed in action in France on April 17. The deceased soldier was a native of the town, and had spent nearly all his life there. He was 23 years of age, enlisted in August, 1915, and sailed in January, 1916. He spent a short time on active service in Egypt, and afterwards attached to the 32nd Battalion, he went on to France, where, with the exception of a short spell in hospital, he was with the forces on the western front until he met his death. He received most of his education at the Narracoorte Sisters of Mercy School, and he was a popular townsman and Catholic. Up to the time oif his enlistment he worked with his father at his trade as a coach builder. His eldest brother Tom, is at present serving with the forces in France, having left at the same time as the late soldier." - from the Adelaide Southern Cross 17 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

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