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Charles Howard Barnett was born in Ballarat and was a Butcher by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement on 15 July 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. On January 1st 1917 he transferred to the 58th Battalion with whom he served out the war. In July 1917 he was hospitalised for a short time suffering from a sprained ankle, but on August 9th 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. He was evacuated to hospital in England before being repatriated to Australia. He returned aboard the Argyllshire, disembarking on February 1st 1919.
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