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Hurtle Edgar BARNES

Regimental number2459
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolMaryborough State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronworker
Address87 Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinUncle, G Barnes, 87 Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the 55th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Selina Agnes WILLIAMSON
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Anzac, Gallipoli, 23 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on Red Cross File No 240503 : 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNES Hurtle Edgar
Red Cross File No 240503

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