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Norman Francis Watts BARNARD

Place of birthKew, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolKew State School, University High School, Melbourne, Victoria
Address167 High Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Francis George Allman Barnard, 167 High Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the 53rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Kooyong; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23.11
Place of burialReningheist New Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis G.A. and Mary R. BARNARD, 167 High Street, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Muriel Elizabeth BARNARD, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 9 May 1918; re-embarked, 2 November 1918, ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarjed Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 29 July 1916; taken on strength, Pioneer Training Bn, 11 August 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 1 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 April 1917; joined 1st Pioneer Bn, in the field, 1 May 1917.

Killed in action, 11 August 1917 (shell wounds, arm, chest and head), Zillebeke Lake, nr Ypres, Belgium.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNARD Norman Francis Watts

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