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Donald George Barnie

In memory of:

Sergeant Donald George Barnie

October 31, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

457131

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

60th Bn.

Additional Information


Husband of Alice Kerr, of Leith, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 50 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 56.

Location:

Aubigny Communal Cemetery is south of the village of Aubigny-en-Artois and the Cemetery Extension is behind it. The village of Aubigny-en-Artois is approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol. After turning into the village from the N.39 on the D.75, the Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 307 of 1058.
  • Commemorative Certificate– Sergent Barnie’s son, Sergeant Donald George Barnie (RCAF Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) died on November 10, 1942 aged 26, almost 26 years to the day after his father’s death, when a Hampden bomber from #50 Operational Training Unit in Scotland of which he was a crew member crashed near Turnberry Scotland killing all on board.  The Commemorative Certificate pictured is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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