Thomas BARNES

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BARNES, Thomas

Service Number: 1714
Enlisted: 31 December 1914, Creswick, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Smeaton, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Smeaton State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 23, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1714, 6th Infantry Battalion, Creswick, Vic.
13 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1714, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1714, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
27 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1714, 6th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1714, 6th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 1714 Thomas Barnes was killed in action on 7 August 1915 during the attack on Turkish positions at German Officer's Trench.

He had originally joined the Battalion on Gallipoli on 27 May as a replacement for the men lost at Krithia earlier in May.