James Walter BARNES MM

BARNES, James Walter

Service Numbers: 2043, 2043A
Enlisted: 5 May 1916, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nhill, Victoria, 1898
Home Town: Nhill, Hindmarsh, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Compositor
Died: Natural causes, Geelong, Victoria, 8 October 1964
Cemetery: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
Plot: EAS-BAP-01-807-65
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World War 1 Service

5 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, Ballarat, Victoria
25 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
6 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 40th Infantry Battalion
14 Jan 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion
9 May 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", "At MARETT WOOD near ALBERT ...for gallant conduct and devotion to duty in connection with the maintenance of communications...'
6 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2043A, 39th Infantry Battalion

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