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Regimental number324
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
Other NamesBasil Bernard
School'Clarisville' Private School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address15 Mana Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C G Barnes, 151 Mana Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Sergeant, 70th Infantry Regiment,Citizen Military Forces, Victoria.
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 24 January 1915. Embarked with the original 21st Battalion; was on troopship "Southland" when she was torpedoed. Left Gallipoli 12 December 1915 with pneumonia. Rejoined his unit, went to France. Wounded Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, 26 August 1916. Recovered, rejoined his unit, May 1917. KIA, 4 October 1917.
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialButtes New British War Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke (Plot XXVIII, Row A, Grave No. 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Gilbert and the late Mary Agnes BARNES, 151 Maud Street, Geelong, Victoria

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