George Ernest BARNES

Regimental number3371
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSemaphore State School, South Australia
Address5 Beach Road, Mile End, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian Barnes, 5 Beach Road, Mile End, South Australia
Enlistment date10 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 January 1918
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Date of death20 January 1918
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialSpoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mary and the late George BARNES; Wife: Lilian BARNES, 87 Darebin Street, Mile End, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Semaphore, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal