Barmes, David


War Service:
Gunner 1748 DAVID BARMES of 41st Battery, 11 Brigade, Australian Field Artillery died of wounds on 6 June 1917, aged 26. He joined the Australian Army on 5 October 1914 in Brisbane under the name David Barnes and served in Gallipoli for 5 months in 1915 before being evacuated to Malta with enteric fever. In June 1916 he was posted to France. He was wounded in action on 5 June 1917 and died next day at No.53 Casualty Clearing Station.

He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and on the memorial at the South East London Synagogue New Cross.

He was the son of Morris and Catherine Barmes of 5 Algiers Road, Lewisham.


Contributed By:Andy Pepper

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