William Gladstone BARNES


BARNES, William Gladstone

Service Number: 3463
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Traralgon, Victoria, February 1890
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 1 September 1916
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot II, Row R, Grave 14, Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Estaires, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3463, Melbourne, Victoria
5 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3463, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3463, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
23 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3463, 57th Infantry Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3463, 58th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"3463 Private William Gladstone Barnes, 58th Battalion, of Coburg, Victoria. A draper prior to enlistment, he embarked on HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916 initially to join the 57th Battalion in Egypt. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 58th Battalion and then was sent to France in June 1916. He was wounded in the field on 31 August 1916 and died the following day in the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)