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Pte. Stirling Barnett, 6 Bn. (KIA 25/4/15)

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Stirling Barnett

Barnett went ashore at ANZAC with Lieutenant Balfe of A Company, 6th Battalion. He advanced with a group of men from Shrapnel Gully until they were forced to take cover from Turkish machine-gun fire. Barnett was among those killed at this time. His brother served in the AIF for three years but died of illness before returning to Australia.

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Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Portrait of 61 Private (Pte) Stirling Ferguson Barnett of Northcote,. Victoria. Pte Barnett was a carpenter prior to enlistment in the 6th Battalion on 22 August 1914. He embarked at Melbourne on HMAT Hororata on 19 October 1914 for Alexandria, Egypt before proceeding to Gallipoli. Pte Barnett was killed in action at Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli Peninsula, on 25 April 1915, aged 25 years.

His AWM Roll of Honour page may be located here;
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