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Charles Valentine Barnard

Above: Charlie (left) with brother Jim Barnard

Charles (Charlie) Valentine Barnard (b: 16 Oct 1896 in Colfax, California to parents Henry James and Helena Barnard; Aramoho; Occ Railway employee; d: 25 Nov 1917 in Poligan Wood, France WW1 Bur: 27 Nov 1917 Buttes New British Cemetery Memorial)

1914 - RAILWAY OFFICERS Evening Post,  7 Jan. 1914: RAILWAY OFFICERS : LIST OF TRANSFERS. The following railway transfers affecting officers in the Wellington district are announced : C. V. Barnard, cadet, District Engineer's office, Ohakune to telegraph gallery, Wellington;
 
1915 - TRENTHAM CAMP Evening Post, 12 May 1915: THE NEW BATTALIONS POSTING OF OFFICERS. The following n.c.o.'s have been posted to the Ist Trentham Battalion (one of the two new units) :  Cpl. C. V. Barnard.
 
6 ft 1/2 inch tall and weighed 168 lbs at his Army medical for WW1
 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Cemetery: BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY (N.Z.) MEMORIAL, POLYGON WOOD 
Son of Helena Marian Barnard, of 201, Derwent St., Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, and the late Henry James Barnard. Enlisted in 1915. One of six sons who served. 
    
CHARLES VALENTINE BARNARD;   RANK  LANCE CORP;  REG NO 24/647;   DRAFT 2ND NZRB;  REGIMENT BATTALION SIGNALLERS;  MARITAL STATUS SINGLE;  LAST N Z ADDRESS ARAMOHO;  MILITARY DISTRICT WELLINGTON;  NAME OF N O K - H J BARNARD; ADDRESS OF N O K - ELTHAM;  RELATIONSHIP OF N O K -  FATHER 
 
Evening Post, 13 Dec. 1917,
Rifleman, Charles V. Barnard, fourth son of Mr and Mrs. H. J. Barnard, of Eltham has been killed in action. Rflmn. Barnard was employed at the Railway Department at Wellington when he enlisted and left the Dominion with the 2nd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade, seeing service in Egypt. Proceeding to France, he took part in all the important engagements in which the Rifle Brigade had been engaged. Of Mr. Barnard's six sons who have been on active service two have been killed and one seriously wounded, one has been invalided home, and two are still at the front. Three of the sons left with the Main Body.
 
Will: No 24/647 NZEF 2nd-3rd NZRB "In the event of my death, I leave the whole of my propertyand effects to my mother Mrs H M Barnard, Conway Road, Eltham; Life policy - 300; Super fund - 13/5/2d; Wages 7/17/11d = 332/7s/1d
 

       

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