Herbert Arthur Barnes

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Barnes, Driver Herbert Arthur no.3009.

14th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, formerly 3rd Battalion 10th Reinforcements.

“Melrose” Alice Street, Lakemba.


Born 1897 at Surry Hills, son of Herbert & Catherine J. Barnes.

Educated Tempe Public School.

Other (office) training at Vicars Tweed Mills, Marrickville.

Enlisted at Lakemba 26/8/1915 aged 18.



Next of kin, father, H. Barnes, Alice Street, Lakemba. Serving in the 39th Infantry at the time of enlistment.

Enlisted with John Bartley.

Casualty List SMH 22/11/1917 Wounded Blown up by shell fire, Menin Road, 4 October 1917.

Admitted to the 18th General Hospital 6/10/1917 with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Transferred to no.6 Convalescent Camp. "Sick and exhausted since 1917".

Died at the 58th Casualty Clearing Station 24/11/1918 of pneumonia, aged 21 years 2 months.

Buried Tincourt New British Cemetery grave VIII.G.5 AWM file IDRL428.

Letters to British Red Cross re servicemen Major AC. Benson, RAMC, OC no.59 Casualty Clearing Station:

He was admitted here on 19/11/1918 with a diagnosis of “?Influenza”. He stated that he had been ill for seven days, beginning with pains all over his body. It soon became evident that his illness was of a more serious nature, i.e. Broncho-Pneumonia, and despite most careful treatment he succumbed to his disease on 24/11/1918. He was buried in the British Military Cemetery, Tincourt, Somme, on 25/11/1918 by the RC Chaplain attached to this Unit.

Cousin of J. Armstrong and Albert Crockford (both killed).

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour.

Tele/Mirror 11/11/1993 Barnes, Herbert A Sydney died 24/11/1918.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002