BARNFATHER, Ernest James

Service Number: 4129
Enlisted: 31 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlisle, England, 1887
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Killed In Action Aged 28, France , 7 August 1916
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4129, 16th Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4129, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ernest James BARNFATHER was born in Carlisle, England in 1887

His fathers name is unknown and his mothers name was Mrs. Jenny BORROWDALE who was living in Newcastle on Tyne when he enlisted for WW1