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Leslie Ernest BARNES

Regimental number2382
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
AddressErskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Barnes, 15 McDonald Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military service34th Infantry; Served in the Junior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death3 September 1918
Age at death20.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery, (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest Victor and Harriett BARNES, Canal Road, Mascot, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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