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Number: Private 2186B

Battalion: 5th Battalion

Place of Birth: Koonwarra

Next of Kin: His Mother, Mary Rose Barratt
of Toora, later 34 Gladstone Windsor

Date and place of enlistment: Melbourne 10/2/1916.
His mother agreed to him enlisting

Physical details on enlistment: Age 20 years 1 month,
5'5", 132 pounds, blue eyes and light brown hair

Religion: Church of England

Occupation: grocer

Date and place of death: He died of wounds to the leg
and hand received at Peronne on 24/9/1918

Location of grave or memorial: He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: He was born in Koonwarra and attended Leongatha State School

Military History:

Mary Rose Barratt gave permission for Reg to join the army but she wants to be provided for as she depends on him

10/2/1916 He enlisted in Melbourne
25/9/1916 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire
9/11/1916 He was sick on the ship
He disembarked Capetown and was admitted to hospital with measles
29/1/1917 He embarked Capetown on the Demosthenes
3/3/1917 He disembarked Plymouth
16/6/1917 He went to France to the 5th Battalion

During July and August he suffered from scabies
6/10/1917 He went back to his unit
28/10/1917 He had scabies again
In November he had influenza
In January and February 1918 the scabies continued
He had pharyngitis in March and April and the scabies continued
10/8/19 18 He went on leave to England
17/9/1918 He returned to his unit
24/9/1918 He died of wounds to the legs and hands received in action aged 22
Chaplain, 5th Battalion, wrote: Barratt was killed by a long-range artillery shell as he and others were leaving the lines for the billets. He was wounded in the legs and one arm, and subsequently died after giving the chaplain his mother�s address in Australia.

Mrs. Barratt was asked for the address of his father, as he should receive the medals. She points out she has not heard of him for 11 years
His effects were a gold ring (broken), wrist watch (damaged) and strap, metal ring, YMCA wallet, letters and photos
He had a Nation Mutual Insurance policy
His mother asked that the words �Thy will be done� be placed on his grave with his name and she offered to pay
His Mother received his medals and plaque.


BARRATT, Reginald Woorayl

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