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Edwin Ernest BARNS

Regimental number1872
Place of birthChilham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressWarnervale Road, Warnervale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Ernest Barns, Warnervale Road, Warnervale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 February 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date3 April 1920
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 December 1973

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