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George BARNES

Regimental number343
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressHotham Parade, Gore Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs G Barnes, Hotham Parade, Gore Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 7th Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Wounded in action (shrapnel, nose), 19 May 1915. Evacuated to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 19 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Troodos, Cyprus, 25 June 1915; discharged, 7 July 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 28 August 1915. Evacuated to hospital, Malta, 8 September 1915; transferred to hospital ship for Egypt, 24 February 1916; admitted to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 27 February 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1952

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