The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal C J Barnes


Corporal Charles (Charlie) James BARNES, G/21050, 10th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, France, 28th July 1918, age 31.

Born Headcorn, Kent, son of Charles and Emily Barnes, of Headcorn, Ashford, Kent.

Husband of Mary Barnes, of  9 Nightingale Road, Hanwell, London / Friglennia ? Cottage, Ballater, Aberdeen, Scotland.

19611 Census - 115 Tavistock Crescent, North Kensington - Charlie Barnes, head, age 24, married, police constable, Metropolitan Police, born Headcorn, Kent; Mary Barnes, wife, age 27, married 4 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Ballater, Aberdeenshire; Archie Barnes, son, age 3, born Kensington, London; Jeanette Barnes, daughter, age 1, born Acton, Middlesex.

Enlisted London, age 28, height 5ft 9¾, weight 159lbs.  Resided, Hanwell, Middlesex. Formerly police officer.

4th June 1915, Police Constable Charles James Barnes given permission of the Commissioner of Police to join the Army; 7th June 1915, enlisted into Military Foot Police, P/1531; 23rd December 1916, when on Active Service, "drunkenness"; 2nd January 1917, FGCM, awarded 56 days Field Punishment No.1.; 5th January 1917, 14 days Field Punishment No.1. remitted.

Buried at  Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XX.K.22., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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