Harrie Hasler BARNES

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BARNES, Harrie Hasler

Service Number: 2896
Enlisted: 30 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: South Melbourne College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Warehouseman
Died: Killed In Action, France, 8 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2896, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2896, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2896, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Harrie Barnes and his younger brother Charles S. Barnes both joined up in Melbourne during 1915 and left Australia with different units. Somehow, they managed to be both transferred to the 14th Battalion in early 1916. During the Battle of Pozieres it was said they were in the same platoon, and both were in the bay of trench traverse which was blown in by a heavy shell and they were killed instantly. Both of their parents had died in 1914 and their sister stated they were both associated with Albert Park in Melbourne.

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