Born in Ballarat, James Henry Barrett was a married 30 year old blacksmith at the time of his enlistment on the 17th of July 1917. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on the 21st of November 1917.
James returned to Australia on the 10th of May 1919, and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 2nd of June 1919.
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