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Harold BARNES

Regimental number2820
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTurner and fitter
Address426 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.3
Height5' 8.5"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lilian Barnes, 426 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years 3 months in the Royal Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Discharge date24 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Married Gladys Mabel SPEARMAN, spinster, aged 22, All Saints Church, Small Heath, Birmingham, 28 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, 20 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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