Charles Barnett

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Charles Barnett
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Personal Information
Date of Birth Not known, 1889
Place of Birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Death 30 May 1916
Place of Death Fromelles, France
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 1 month
Description 5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 150 lbs
68.039 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Sister , Mrs Maria Clarke
Military Information
Reg Number 600
Date of Enlistment 10 Mar 1915
Rank Lance Corporal
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, D Company / 7th Brigade 2nd Division
Date of Embarkation 29 June 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A11 Ascanius
Fate Died of Wounds 30 May 1916 at Fromelles
Monument Jarrahdale
Australian War Memorial
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

On entering Blackboy Hill camp Charles received a month's training before being allocated to the 28th Battalion.

Embarked with battalion on the HMT Ivernia for Gallipoli on 4 Sep 1915 and on 10 Sep 1915 he transferred to the HMT Sarnia for the journey from Mudros harbour to Anzac Cove. He later returned on HMT Ausonia via Mudros, arriving at Alexandria on 10 Jan 1916. On 21 Sep 1915 while at Gallipoli, Charles was appointed Lance Corporal.

Embarked on 16 Mar 1916 for Marseilles, arriving there 21 Mar 1916.

Death caused by a gun shot wound to the head received early on 30 May 1916, admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station 30 May 1916, but died of wounds 7:30am 30 May 1916. The battalion's war diary records very light casualties for the month of May 1916 (11 KIA/DOW and 38 wounded). It appears that Charles was one of two deaths on the 30th, probably caused by sniper fire.

  • Punchevillers British Cemetery
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France Plot II, Row A, Grave No 11.

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