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Charles Albert BARNES

Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolPerth Grammar School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia4
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChief clerk
AddressJohnson Street, Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs W. Barnes, Johnson Street, Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceAppointed as 2nd Lieutenant, 9 May 1899; Lieutenant with 4th Contingent to South Africa; Captain with 11th Australian Infantry Regiment, 17 June 1904; Brigade Staff with 88th (Perth) Infantry, 1 July 1917
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "? May 1915"

FateKilled in Action 28 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death28 April 1915
Age at death35.2
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (bronze plaque) in St George's Cathdral, Perth, Western Australia: 'Members of the Cathedral Choir who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918. The stop on the Great Organ Lieblick Gedacht is given by fellow choristers and friends Anzac Day 1931.'
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5027 Corporal Gordon Howard BARNES, 11th Bn, killed in action, Lihons, France, 10 August 1918; Lieutenant John Viveash BARNES, 51st Bn, gassed in France, invalided back to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

To command 'B' Company, 1 January 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, Anzac, 28 April 1915.

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

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