Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Lance Corporal Albert Barnes

May – July 1917
“D Company also lost as casualties Sergeant Buller and Lance-Corporal Barnes and half-a-dozen Lewis gunners in the line. The night of our relief was spent in bivouacs near Tilloy. A violent thunderstorm, which was the expected sequel to the fortnight’s
intensely warm weather we had been experiencing, drenched our surroundings and gave the hard earth, trampled by summer tracks, a surface slippery as winter mud.”

Name: BARNES, ALBERT
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: “C” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 202295
Additional information: Son of John and Ellen Barnes, of 29, West St., Grimsbury, Banbury, Oxon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. D. 9.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

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