BARNES , George

Service Number: 565
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Place of enlistment - Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 26 October 1891
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tanner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey, 26 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 17
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 565, 7th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 565, 7th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A20' Hororata from Melbourne
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 565, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as BARNS. Correct spelling should be BARNES as verified within the Service Record. Correction undertaken by RSL Virtual War memorial Chief Moderator, May 2015

7 Battalion

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

Son of John and Margaret Barnes of Castlemaine, Victoria.


Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Mr John and Mrs Margaret (nee Dial) Barnes.

Brother of

  • 2872 Private John Barnes - 51st Battalion killed in action France 3rd September 1916 (1882);
  • 4269 Sapper Thomas Barnes - 3rd Tunnelling Company killed in action France 31st July 1918 (1884);
  • 40481 Private Harry Leslie Barnes - 3rd A.I.R. (New Zealand Forces) returned (1886);
  • 53894 Private Edwin Barnes - 28th Battalion (New Zealand Forces) returned (1890) and
  • 1201 Private Herbert Barnes - 5th Battalion killed in action Gallipoli 14th August 1915 (1893).

Step Brother of

  • 1001 Sergeant Joseph Fullwood (MM) - 3rd Tunnelling Company returned (1871) and
  • 3059 Private Peter Fullwood - 28th Battalion died prior embarkation in WA 26th December 1915 (1873).