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BARRETT, John Joseph
(Service number 44961)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank

Birth

Date 9 April 1896 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 31 May 1916; (2) 20 November 1916 Age (1) 20 years; (2) 20 years 7 months
Address at Enlistment C/o A. IRVING, Hinds
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment - serving
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. BARRETT (mother), Albury, via Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information (1) Height 5 feet 4¼ inches. Weight 125 lbs. Chest measurement 31½-34½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair dark brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No fits. Varicocele large; for operation. Temporarily unfit. (2) Height 5 feet 5 inches. Weight 134 lbs. Chest measurement 32-34½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair dark brown. Sight & hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Operation scar left varicocele.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company (part)
Date 5 April 1917
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Discharge

Date 21 July 1919 Reason On Termination of Period of Engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Death

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New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Joseph Barrett, known as Jack, was the son of Daniel and Janet Barrett. John was initially rejected as unfit for the military forces on account of varicocele. This was operated on in June 1916.

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 July 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives New Zealand ref. AABK 18805 W5520 0011925) [18 July 2017]; contribution from Kath Woodley (in person at South Canterbury Museum) [06 July 2017]

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