James Garrett

GarrettName   James Garrett

Number    Private 1755

Battalion      7th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Outtrim

Next of Kin   His father, Anthony Garrett of McCartins Rd Foster. He gave his consent for James to enlist.

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne on 29/12/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 6 months, 5’6”,

9 stone, brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   none recorded

Occupation  Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 29/5/1915 at Gallipoli

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Shrapnel Gully Cemetery Anzac

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He appears to have worked in the Shire. His family said he was associated with Foster 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 29/12/14 He enlisted
  • His father gave his consent for him to enlist
  • 14/4/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire
  • 29/5/15 He died at Gallipoli
  • In his file there is a letter from The State Savings Bank Korumburra asking if there was a will
  • His effects were1 disc and 1 curio sent in a parcel 16/11/15
  • 18/8/21 His father received the scroll
  • 1/11/22 His family received his victory medal
  • 20/8/15 Alan Belcher and Co of Geelong wrote about not receiving information asked for.
  • Lt Norman Belcher 1st Light Horse has £6 sterling belonging to Garrett. His letter to Alan from Alexandria Egypt asks that he takes £6 from his account and sends it to Mrs. Garrett of Howe Creek via Mansfield. He asks that Mrs. Garrett sends an acknowledgement of receipt and forward this to Victoria Barracks

He asks the army to make sure Mrs. Garrett knows of her son’s death

  • The reply states that Mr. Garrett received the news but as Mrs. Garrett lives in Howes Creek via Mansfield there is the remote chance that she may not know

Page 35 has a letter from Norman

There was an auction by his mates of his kit and that made £ 6 and it is sent as a cheque

On Page 40 of his file is the permission note from Anthony Garrett

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