Leopold Lovell BARNES

Regimental number23
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock rider
Addressc/o Mrs Baum, Perry Bridge, Stratford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R J Barnes, 119 Well Street, Hackney, London, England
Previous military service2 years 8th Essx Rgt
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia

Military Medal

'For conspicuous Gallantry and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES, on 4th October 1917. Throughout the action, he handled his Sub-Section with coolness and ability. He also put a hostile Machine Gun out of action by shooting the firer with his revolver.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal