|Place of birth||Woodstock, Huon, Tasmania|
|Place of birth||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Brother, Patrick Barnes, Woodstock, Huon, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Hobart, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/57/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Patrick and Alice BARNES; Wife: Myre BARNES|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 27 March 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 28 March 1918; to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 8 April 1918; discharged to duty, 3 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days; rejoined 5th Machine Gun Bn, 10 June 1918.
Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 18 July 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 25 July 1918; to 51st General Hospital, 31 July 1918.
Found guilty, Field General Court Martial, 13 August 1918, of (1) breaking out of camp at Etaples, when a patient in No 51 General Hospital; (2) conduct to the prejudice etc., - falsely stating he belonged to F Company, No 6 Convalescent Depot: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 1.
Discharged to duty from 51st General Hospital, 4 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 49 days.
Rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 September 1918.
Wounded in action, 18 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, chest), and admitted to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 19 September 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 3 October 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 25 October 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 4 November 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15 November 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, while on leave, 28 November 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 26 January 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 60 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 April 1919, for onward travel to Tasmania; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Hobart, 2 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||Cygnet Cemetery, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARNES David|