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Keith BARNES

Regimental number2820
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other trainingOrchardist
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressRailway Parade Hotel, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Cecil John Barnes, Railway Parade Hotel, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of 'poor physique')
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 14 June 1917
Date of death14 June 1917
Age at death21
Place of burialSt. Lawrence Churchyard (Grave No 23), Harefield, Middlesex, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Louisa Maud BARNES
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3461 Pte Richard Tornaghi SIM, 6th Mechanical Transport Company, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
Other details

War service

Embarked Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital from Australian Details Camp, Sutton, Manderville, 22 February 1917 (bronchitis: severe).

Died of disease (tuberculosis), 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 June 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES Keith

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