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Bruce Tasman BARNES

Regimental number36
Place of birthCopmanhurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeller
Address1 Napier Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F S Barnes, 'Chuill', Alice Street, Grafton, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Grafton Volunteer Cadets.
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Lone Pine
Recommendation date: 6 August 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date12 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 March 1952
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES Bruce Tasman

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