Frank Launsley BARNS

BARNS, Frank Launsley

Service Number: 3473
Enlisted: 30 March 1917, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Colton, South Australia, 28 August 1891
Home Town: Streaky Bay, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Streaky Bay Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, Palestine, Egypt, 22 October 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Row H, Grave No. 15
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial, Streaky Bay A.O.F. No 8198 Roll of Honour, Streaky Bay National Trust Museum Stained Glass Window Memorial, Streaky Bay War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3473, Streaky Bay, South Australia
2 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3473, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3473, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
22 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 3473, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

Wedding of Frank Launsley Barns and Mary Ellison Campbell

The Mail (Adelaide SA) – Saturday 14 August 1915



At St. Augustine's Church of England, Streaky Bay, a pretty evening wedding was solemnised by the Rev. Canon Howard on July 7, when Frank Launsley Barns, third son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Barns, of 'Mabie,' was married to Mary Ellison Campbell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Campbell, of Streaky Bay, and a niece of the late Captain W. J. Burnet. R.N.R.

The church was full. The bride, who passed down the aisle on the arm of her father, was becomingly gowned in cream satin grenadine with overdress of shadow lace trimmed with pearls and orange blossoms. The train was similarly trimmed, and the veil prettily arranged in mob cap style, with lace frill and bridal wreath attached.

The bride carried a shower bouquet of mixed white flowers and fern, and her only ornaments were a rope of pearls and pearl earrings. Miss K. Barns, sister of the bridegroom, was first bridesmaid. She wore a pale pink crepe de chine dress with overdress of white ninon and pearls and ostrich feather trimmings, also a white mob cap with pale pink flowers and satin shoes of same colour. The second bridesmaid, Miss Doris Campbell, sister of the bride, wore a pale pink paillette silk dress trimmed with lace cream insertion and a pink chiffon mob cap. Both bridesmaids carried posies of pink and white flowers and fern.

Mr. G. McC. Campbell, brother of the bride, was best man, and Mr. Willie Campbell, cousin of the bride, groomsman. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a pair of pearl earrings, the bride's gift to the bridegroom a signet ring with sardonyx stone, and the bridegroom's gift to the first bridesmaid a Nelly Stewart bangle, and to the second a swastika ring. From an arch in the aisle decorated with white flowers and almond blossom was suspended a large wedding bell, and the bride and bridegroom knelt at the altar on a white satin cushion worked with Union Jacks, the gift of the bride's mother. After the ceremony the bridal party was motored to the Institute, where a reception was held.

The hall set out in drawing room fashion was decorated with flags, flowers, greenery, etc. and presented a pleasing appearance, this detail being the work of Mrs. G. P. Cheyne and Miss Murphy. After the usual toasts a dance and supper followed, and several musical items were rendered between times. The presents were set out on the stage.

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Son of Frederick BARNS and Doretta nee LUCK