John Dawson Garrett

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Dawson
Last Name: 
Garrett
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Dawson)
Father's Name: 
Andrew (Anthony) Garrett
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 27, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
8th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, November 8, 1968
Place of Death: 
Sale, Victoria
Details: 

Private John Garrett (Service no: 407) was born in Mount Kembla about 1892.  He was working as a miner before enlisting in the AIF at Surrey Hills, Victoria.

He embarked with the first contingent on HMAT A24 Benalla on 19th October, 1914 as a member of D Company 8th Battalion.

After training in Egypt he went to Gallipoli and landed with the second wave on the 25th April. He survived the landing only to be later wounded during the Battle of Lone Pine. He was evacuated from Gallipoli with shell concussion on 6th August, 1915.

He was returned to Australia in December 1915 and discharged medically unfit with chronic otitis media on 25th July, 1916.

In 1919 he married Ivy Adkins in Victoria where they resided with their family till his death.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, GARRETT J D

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