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Offline keith110639

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Dreadnought boy
« on: Saturday 23 May 20 13:22 BST (UK) »
A grandson of a cousin of my Great Grandfather was a emigrant under the Dreadnought Scheme in 1924, his name was Leslie Alexander Barrett age 15, wonder what happened to him.

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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 May 20 15:37 BST (UK) »
If you have access to Ancestry there are a few tree's on there
He married Mia Phyliss Milligan 1935 Sydney New South Wales
His Military Service Records gives his date of birth as 28/8/1908 London
He enlisted Paddington NSW 1940
His occupation was textile worker his records can be viewed on Fold 3 which Is free this weekend on Ancestry
He died 8 September 1979 Sydney N S W

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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 May 20 19:40 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Rosie, that solves a mystry for me., regards, Keith


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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 May 20 13:15 BST (UK) »
rosie17, I am unable to get on Ancestry for free to see his military records without paying nearly £20 which is a bit much for one record, just want to know where he served in his time in the army.
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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 May 20 13:38 BST (UK) »
https://www.naa.gov.au/explore-collection
BARRETT LESLIE ALEXANDER : Service Number - NX27893 : Date of birth - 28 Aug 1908 : Place of birth - LONDON ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - BARRETT PHYLLIS
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4906154


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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 May 20 19:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks cupoflife, great help,
Keith

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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 May 20 03:23 BST (UK) »
Birth:

6163/1912 MILLIGAN Mia P parents WILLIAM J and ADA M at MANLY

Marriage:

21/1935 BARRETT Leslie A to MILLIGAN Mia P

Deaths:

18018/1977 BARRETT  Mia Phyllis parents WILLIAM and MARIE

21233/1979 BARRETT Leslie Alexander parents JOHN and NELLIE

About Leslie: https://war-experience.org/lives/leslie-alexander-barrett-gunner-raa/

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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #7 on: Monday 25 May 20 07:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jamjar, That is very good, I did national Service myself in the Royal Army Medical Corps in Malaya 1959/61
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Re: Dreadnought boy
« Reply #8 on: Monday 25 May 20 07:57 BST (UK) »
Leslie Alexander did not have the best start in life nor did his mother who was one of 3 daughters, one who died in her 1st year and her and her sister being brought up in Brixham Orphanage in London. It is good to now know he had a better life when in Australia and survived WW2. His wife having a maiden name Milligan makes me wonder if she had been from a Irish family that had also emigrated in the 18/1900's after the potato famine.