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Driver Alfred Barrett

Service No.:
2124
Unit:
13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Tree No.:
N007
Planted by:
Mrs Barrett
Image of plaque on tree N007 for Alfred Barrett
See Notes (1) (2)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Alfred Barrett was born at Pyalong, VIC, in 1890, to Alfred James Barrett and Annie Maher. He was married to Ivy Edith Blay in 1913 and they had two children, Alfred James and William Sidney. James had three brothers(3), Charles 6573, Edward 5029 and William 1151, in the fighting line.

He was a Police Constable, at Bacchus Marsh, VIC, when he applied for extended leave to enlist in the AIF, which he did on the 31st of May 1916. He embarked aboard the HMAT Orsova in early December, as an acting Sergeant with the 13th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcements disembarking at Plymouth, in the middle of February 1917 and reverting to a Trooper.

At the end of April 1917, he left for France to join the 13th LHR, which had become part of the 1st Anzac Mounted Troops. By the middle of November he had transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade as a Gunner and by December he had the rank of Driver. In late February 1918 he was on leave in England, returning to France at the end of May. February of 1919 again saw him on leave in England but shortly after he was in hospital with bronchitis and was discharged from hospital in early March.

He returned to Australia aboard the SS Armagh on the 5th of April 1919 and was discharged on the 5th of June 1919.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh and the Roll of Honour for the Bacchus Marsh ANA, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. He joined as Private, became a Trooper and when he transferred to the 13th FAB he was a Gunner then finally a Driver.
  2. He started out in the 13th Light Horse, which, in France, became part of the 1st Anzac Mounted Troops, then transferred to the 13th FAB
  3. The Bacchus Marsh Express 17 Jul 1915

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