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Joseph Thomas BARNES

Regimental number6784
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolUniversity of Adelaide, SA. Gained BA 16/12/08.
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs M T Barnes, c/o H F Cox, Fifth Avenue, Joslin, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceCaptain, Cadets.
Enlistment date7 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDrowned in the Irish Sea.
FateKilled in Action 10 October 1918
Place of death or woundingIrish Sea
Date of death10 October 1918
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialGrange Gorman Military Cemetery, Dublin City (Aust. CE. 3.), Irish Free States
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Charlotte BARNES, husband of Muriel T. BARNES, Henley Beach, South Australia. Born in South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesMay have drowned in Irish Sea, check for details

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