Charles William BARNES

Regimental number12/1033
Date of birth5 December 1885
Place of birthDunedin
ReligionChurch of England
Address114 Nelson Street, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39.6
Height5' 5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bremener, Gisborne
Previous military serviceServed in Dunedin Naval Force; resigned; not serving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 20 November 1915
Discharge date14 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

War service: 1 year 296 days (of which 1 year 71 days was abroad)

Commenced return to New Zealand on board SS 'Tahiti', 20 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: double deafness from shell concussion), 14 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death2 April 1964 Napier
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22272671