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John James BARNES

Regimental number487
Place of birthMarong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMyers Flat PO, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinBrother, R A Barnes, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Australian Light Horse; member for 12 months of Marong Rifle Club.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 September 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 10 May 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 23 May 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Dunluce Castle', 28 May 1915 (influenza); to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 31 May 1915; to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 9 June 1915 (appendicitis); returned to duty, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Salta', 5 September 1915 (appendicitis); disembarked Alexandria, 9 September 1915, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo; discharged, 16 September 1915, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Beltana', 17 September 1915; arrived Melbourne, 13 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: chronic appendicitis), Melbourne, 9 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 May 1949
Place of burialFootscray Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES John James

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