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Frank Launsley BARNS

Regimental number3473
Place of birthColton, South Australia
SchoolStreaky Bay Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressStreaky Bay, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 0"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ellison Barns, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 March 1917
Place of enlistmentStreaky Bay, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, 14 AGH, Port Said, Egypt.
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of death or woundingPort Said, Egypt
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 15), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Dorothea BARNS, husband of May Ellison BARNS, Streaky Bay, South Australia. Native of Streaky Bay
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Embarked Melbourne, 2 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 10 December 1917, and marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 7 January 1918 (not yet diagnosed); diagnosed bronchitis, 11 January 1918; transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 22 January 1918; marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, 13 February 1918.

To School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 13 March 1918; marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, 23 March 1918.

Marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 15 April 1918.

To School of Instruction, El Arish, 26 May 1918; marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 18 June 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 1 July 1918; taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 4 July 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 20 September 1918; admitted to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 27 September 1918; marched into 1st Light Horse Bde Details, Moascar, 28 September 1918.

Marched into Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 3 October 1918.

Admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 October 1918 (not yet diagnosed).

Died, No 14 Australian General Hospital, 22 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried by Reverend S.N. Swain, Port Said Military Cemetery, 23 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARNS Frank Launsley

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