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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of Death: 28 April 1915
  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Unit: 4 Mounted Infantry Contingent
  • Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 02 November 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle
  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

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