|Place of birth||Earls Colne, Essex, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||47|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Glenholm, 146-148 Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Brother, Osmond Barnard, Black Notly Hall, Braintree, Essex, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fance|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||48|
|Age at death from cemetery records||46|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Osmond and Elizabeth BARNARD. Native of Earls Colne, Essex, England|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 17 April 1917, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916' on a statement by Pte A.H. Hardy, 3078.
Note, Red Cross File No 240201: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'
Statement, 3076 Pte A.H. HARDY, B Company, 55th Bn (patient, No 9 General Hospital, Rouen): 'After the Fromelles attack on July 19th when returning to our trenches on the morning of July 20th, I saw Barnard lying dead in No Man's Land.'
Second statement, 3144 Sergeant Dennis O'DEA, C Company, 55th Bn (patient, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England), 2 January 1917: 'I was with Jack Barnard ... on July 20th at Fromelles, we had taken a German trench the evening before. He was a middle aged man, and I told him to go to the rear of the trench where the fire was not so hot, but he would stay with his men. He had been detailed off to guard German prisoners, but he would go over with his lads. He was very popular and very brave, and never took care of himself. He was last seen wounded in the German trench by Pte Jim Perkins, 3049 ... just before we retired. He must have been left behind, and have fallen into German hands.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARNARD John Osmond
Red Cross File No 240201