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Herbert BARNES

Regimental number1115
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs H E Williamson, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1201
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
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FateKilled in Action 14-15 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial, 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
42
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria (13 May 1915 (venereal disease: soft chancre); discharged to duty, 3 July 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 51 days.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 14 July 1915; rejoined 5th Bn, Anzac, 19 July 1915.

Killed in action, 14-15 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES Herbert

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