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Robert BARNES

Regimental number61
Place of birthNorth Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressLongueville Road, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs F H Barnes, Longueville Road, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the British Army (7th Lancers, India; 17th Lancers, South Africa: Zulu War), and in the New South Wales Lancers and St George's Rifles.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularObituary states he celebrated his 65th birthday at Gallipoli.
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Discharge date28 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England

Appointed Acting Sergeant, 19 October 1914; Temporary Sergeant, 26 June 1914; reverted to Acting Sergeant, 26 August 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force en route to Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Evacuated to Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos (varicose veins), 26 August 1915. Transferred to England, and admitted to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, 10 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 11 March 1916 (chronic rheumatism); discharged, 28 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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