Wilbur Edward Clarke BARNES

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BARNES, Wilbur Edward Clarke

Service Number: NX50626
Enlisted: 4 November 1941, Paddington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Born: Blumfontein, South Africa, 3 June 1909
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, At sea (off Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 14 May 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX50626, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
4 Nov 1941: Enlisted Paddington, NSW
4 Nov 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX50626, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
4 Nov 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX50626, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX50626, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance

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Biography

Son of William Moore Barnes and Norah Clarke Barnes; husband of Eve Jeune Barnes, of Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales.

2/12 Field Ambulance

Died when Hospital Ship Centaur was sunk by enemy action off the Queensland coast