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William John BARNES

Date of birth1 December 1887
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o W C Batt, Norman Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Maud Barnes, c/o W C Batt, Norman Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion


Unit: 45th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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