Clifford Keith BARNES


BARNES, Clifford Keith

Service Number: TX5463
Enlisted: 2 June 1941, Enlisted at Launceston, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Currie, Tasmania, Australia, 5 October 1920
Home Town: Loorana, King Island, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Drover
Died: Died at sea (Rakuyo Maru), South China Sea, 12 September 1944, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 17 Roll of Honour - Loorana, King Island, Tasmania
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, King Island Cenotaph
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN TX5463
2 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN TX5463, Enlisted at Launceston, Tasmania
8 Dec 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN TX5463, Embarked for overseas service from Darwin
9 Jun 1942: Imprisoned Interred Thai Camp

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard and Grace Maude Barnes of King Island, Tasmania

Clifford was being transported to Japan as a Prisoner of War when the ship on which he was being held prisoner was torpedoed and suk by and American submarine

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal