Captain Charles Albert Barnes

Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant
Birth Date 29 February 1880
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death Date 28 April 1915
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Final Rank Captain
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Description

Charles Albert Barnes was born in London, England but was educated at Perth Grammar School, Western Australia. He worked as Chief Clerk at the Western Australian Trustee Company before the outbreak of the First World War. Barnes was 34 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 17 August 1914. He was assigned to the 11th Infantry Battalion and departed Fremantle, Western Australia aboard HMAT Ascanius on 2 November 1914. He was killed in action while serving in the Dardanelles on 28 April 1915. Charles Barnes is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli.

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Timeline

Date of birth 29 February 1880
Date of enlistment 25 August 1914
Date of embarkation 02 November 1914
Date of death 28 April 1915