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Wilfred Robert Barnes

In memory of:

Lieutenant Wilfred Robert Barnes

May 3, 1917

Military Service


Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette, No. 30095 dated 26 May 1917. 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He led his men in the most gallant manner, and captured two prisoners. He has at all times set a fine example'. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

May 31, 1883
London, England

Enlistment:

November 29, 1914
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of R. Percy Barnes of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 196 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. F. 15.

Location:

Lievin is a small town in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 3.5 kilometres west of Lens. The Communal Cemetery is on the south-west side of the town on the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– 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 247 of 1058.
  • Graves registration form– Barnes, W. R. Lievin Graves Registration Report
  • Circumstances of death– Barnes, W.R. Canada Commonwealth War Graves Register

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