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Private 1755

7th Battalion

Outtrim, Victoria

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

Melbourne on 29/12/1914

Age 18 years 6 months, 5'6", 9 stone, brown eyes and dark brown hair

none recorded


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

He was buried in Shrapnel Gully Cemetery Anzac

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

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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