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Arthur BARNES

Regimental number681
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney High School, New South Wales
Other trainingMatriculated to University of Sydney; Diploma of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressAlison Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Barnes, Alison Road, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick. New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTown clerk of Ulnarra. The first town clerk to enlist in New South Wales.
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Age at death27.4
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 13), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Sarah Jemima BARNES, 141 Alleson Road, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Posted as missing in action, 29 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 11 January 1916, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 0240301A, 1168 Pte R. McGREGOR, A Company, 1st Bn (patient, Atelier hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo), 28 November 1915: 'Informant saw him on the 17th July. On that day informant was taken to hospital and was afterwards told that Barnes had been killed in August at Lone Pine charge.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES Arthur
Red Cross File No 0240301A

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