QX3615 Eric Barnes

Date of birth1914-05-31 Ingham QLD 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1939-11-03   
Career summary 1  1939-11-03  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 3  1939-11-14  temporary corporal 
Career summary 4  1939-11-14  temporary sergeant 
Career summary 5  1940-03-01  lieutenant 
Date commissioned  1940-03-01   
Career summary 6  1940-06-17  arrived Scotland 
Career summary 7  1940-12-31  arrived Middle East ex United Kingdom 
Career summary 8  1941-05-02  captain 
Career summary 9  1941-12-30  Mention in Despatches (Feb-Jul 41) 
Career summary 10  1942-01-30  Involved in Univ Carrier prang 
Career summary 11  1942-03-20  Returned to Australia (4MD) 
Career summary 12  1942-08-14  arrived New Guinea (8MD) 
Career summary 13  1942-12-17  wounded in action gun shot wound lf hand 
Career summary 14  1942-12-28  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) 
Career summary 15  1943-08-12  arrived Moresby 
Career summary 16  1943-08-28 - 1943-11-11  attached Headquarters 8th Bri 
Career summary 17  1943-10-28 - 1943-12-01  instructor 18th Brigade Jnr Leaders 
Career summary 18  1944-01-12  Returned to Australia (Townsville ) 
Career summary 19  1944-01-19 - 1944-02-18  seconded 18th Australian infantry training battalion as company comma 
Career summary 20  1944-02-18  transferred 8th battalion 
Career summary 21  1944-05-25  arrived Lae 
Career summary 22  1944-07-12 - 1944-08-18  attachedHeadquarters 23rd Bri 
Career summary 23  1944-09-27  major 
Career summary 24  1944-10-06  arrived Emirau Is 
Career summary 25  1944-12-03  Returned to Australia (Brisbane) ex Bougainville 
Career summary 26  1944-12-10 - 1945-01-21  Land Headquarters Tactical School (senior Officers) 
Career summary 27  1945-02-24  arrived Treasury Is 
Career summary 28  1945-03-29  commanding officer 19th battalion 
Appointment  1945-03-29 - 1945-08-28  Battalion: 19th; Rank on appointment: major; Appointed from: 8th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion 
Career summary 29  1945-04-06  arrived New Britain 
Career summary 30  1945-04-07  temporary lieutenant colonel 
Career summary 31  1945-06-01  Returned to Australia (Carins) 
Career summary 32  1945-08-28  commanding officer 22nd battalion 
Appointment  1945-08-28 - 1946-05-23  Battalion: 22nd; Rank on appointment: major, temporary lieutenant colonel ; Appointed from: commanding officer 19th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion /battalion disbanded 
Career summary 34  1945-09-10  arrived Moresby 
Career summary 35  1945-09-16  arrived New Britain 
Career summary 33  1945-09-27  lieutenant colonel 
Career summary 36  1946-05-23  commanding officer 26th battalion 
Appointment  1946-05-23 - 1946-07-05  Battalion: 26th; Rank on appointment: commanding officer 22nd battalion ; Appointed from: lieutenant colonel; Reason for end of appointment: demobilised 
Career summary 37  1946-07-05  relinquished command 26th battalion 
WW2 Service 4    New Britain 
Career summary 2    private 2/9th battalion  
WW2 Service 2    Benghazi 
WW2 Service 3    Bougainville 
Career summary 38    Reserve of Officers 27 Jun 46??? 
WW2 Service 1    United Kingdom 

Occupation: Clerk