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William Barrett was born in Ballarat. He stated that he was a 20 year old, single and a farmer when he enlisted in the 39th Infantry Battalion on 4th February 1916. His Regimental No. was 802. Sergeant Barrett was killed in the confused fighting at Broodseinde Ridge on 4th October 1917. His body was not recovered, and his name was included on the Menin Gate Memorial, at Ypres in Belgium.á
Tree No. 2081