BARNETT Thomas Fredrick

ORIGINAL AVENUE OF HONOUR NAME PLATE C.1929
Service number 10803

In 1910 Thomas married Alice Maud Larkin. Returned to Australia on the 28th June 1919. Discharged on the 14thDecember 1919.

Thomas and Maud lived in Beaconsfield until 1931. They then resided at 277 Dandenong Road, Malvern.

Died on the 9thNovember 1960 at St Kilda, Victoria.

Funeral service on the 11th November 1960, buried at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

The Argus (5th June 1911)

“Flights from Fire -Escapes By Night.

Dressing in the Bush – Beaconsfield Upper, Saturday.

On Friday night a cottage owned by Mrs Larkin, and built on the Quamby settlement at Beaconsfield Upper was destroyed by fire. Mr Barnett, a son-in-law and two youths were staying at the cottage, and retired to bed early. When around  half-past 8 o’clock the fire had such a hold that the occupants had just time to snatch up their clothes and escape. They dressed in the bush.”

Name BARNETT, Thomas Frederick
Service Number 10803
Rank Wheeler
Roll 3 Divisional Train, Nos 22-25 Companies, (Army Service Corps) & 1 Reinforcements, (includes Headquarters), (May-June 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 3rdJune 1916
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Persic A34
Age 27 years
Birth Place 1887, St Kilda, Victoria
Father Samuel Barnett, Derby Road, Caulfield East
Mother Kate (Belbin) Barnett
Religion Church of England
Occupation Carpenter
Residence Mrs Alice Maud Barnett, C/O Mrs Bond, 146 Napier Street, South Melbourne
Enlisted 23rdJuly 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Height 5 feet, 6 inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown