Ivan Joseph BARNARD

Regimental number1908
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressBundoora, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Barnard, PO, Bundoora, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1908A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Medal

'This man showed great pluck and endurance during operations on 7th/8th June 1917 before MESSINES. He worked as runner during a period of 24 hours duty from F.O.O. to Group Headquarters bringing very important despatches under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5473 Lance Corporal Victor Alfred BARNARD MM, 7th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal