Biography

Birth date: 29 February 1880
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death date: 28 April 1915
Death place: Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Units:
  • Western Australian Military Forces
  • 4 Mounted Infantry Contingent
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion

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.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of Death: 28 April 1915
  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion

Pre First World War Conflicts Nominal Rolls

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: 4 Mounted Infantry Contingent
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 02 November 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Photograph

H06059

PORTRAIT OF CAPTAIN CHARLES ALBERT BARNES, 11TH BATTALION, KILLED IN ACTION 1915-04-27.

H06059

Private Record

Barnes, Charles Albert (Captain, b.1880 - d.1915)

Collection relating to service of Captain Charles Albert Barnes, 11 Battalion, Gallipoli 1915. Collection includes photocopies of letters and diary with regular entries of voyage to Egypt and training prior to ANZAC Landing. Copies made 1928 by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals... Maker: Barnes, Charles Albert

1DRL/0091 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Photostat copies of letters from Charles Albert Barnes to his mother, 1914

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Charles Albert Barnes, 11th Battalion. The original letters were written by Captain Barnes to his mother between 14 November and 25 December 1914. The letters include mentions of the voyage to Egypt as part of the...

RCDIG0000154

Photostat copies of letters from Charles Albert Barnes to his mother, 1914-1915

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Charles Albert Barnes, 11th Battalion. The original letters were written by Captain Barnes to his mother between 25 December 1914 and 22 April 1915. These photostat copies were made in 1928 by the Australian War...

RCDIG0000155

Timeline

Date of birth 1880-02-29
Date of embarkation 1914-11-02
Date of death 1915-04-28