George Francis Comb Barnett was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 46th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement on 7 February 1916 at the age of 25. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916, reaching England on October 2nd. The following month he joined his battalion in France. On April 11th 1917 he was wounded in action, suffering gunshot wounds to his forearm and right leg. His leg wound was severe, with both the tibia and fibula being fractured. He was evacuated to hospital in Rouen, then to the Southern General Hospital at Edgbaston in England where it was decided he was unfit for active service. He departed from England on November 25th 1917, aboard the Karoola, disembarking at Melbourne on January 10th 1918. In August of 1918 he was discharged, æmedically unfit'.
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