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Born in Blyth, South Australia and a farmer by trade, Harry Barrett was 36 years and single when enlisted on the 28th of April 1916 in the 8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 6119. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of July 1916. Wounded in action (gunshot wound left leg) on the 27th of November 1916; admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital on the 16th of December, 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital on the 21st of February 1917, suffering with amputation of left leg; returned to Australia (Incapacitated) per Hospital Ship 'Karoola', which left England on 3rd of July 1917 and reached Melbourne on the 27th of August 1917, illness being specified as amputation of left leg below knee and was listed as returned to Australia on the 3rd of July 1917. Discharged in 3MD MU on the 6th of October 1917. Tree No. 2357