|Place of birth||Colton, South Australia|
|School||Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Colton, West Coast, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, William Alfred Barns, Colton, West Coast, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Bapaume-Lagnicourt, France|
|Age at death||21.9|
|Place of burial||Bancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 7), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William Alfred and Isabella BARNS, Colton, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: 2030 Driver Andrew John Cheyne INKSTER, 4th Division Ammunition Column, died of wounds, 30 November 1916.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916.
Admitted to Camp Hospital, Sutton Veney, 3 November 1916 (mumps); marched in to 8th Training Bn, Codford, from hospital, 28 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 7 February 1917.
Sick to hospital, 28 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from hospital same day (no further details recorded).
Killed in action, 5 March 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BARNS Arthur Inkster|