Barnes, Herbert: Service no. 124042

Digitized Service Record

Source: Photo submission of headstone by The London Robinsons at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

The man enlisted in the 70th Battalion CEF in London, Ontario on October 12, 1914. He was married to Mrs. Martha Barnes, residing at 603 Oxford Street, London, Ontario. He was a butcher by trade.

He served with the Battalion after a short assignment to the 39th Battalion. Coming to the 18th in October 1916, he fought a Vimy. A stint of illness had him leave for medical care, returning in the latter part of 1917 to serve with the Battalion until it returned to Canada in May 1919. He was released on the last day of its formal existence in London.