Barnes Francis George Major 149460

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Name Barnes Francis George
Army number 149460
Rank Major.
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 18/10/1918 (to be confirmed).
Age 73 at the time of his death.
Unit Posted as a Cadet to OCTU. Joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 21/9/1940. Posted 32 Regimental Holding Unit. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 4/7/1944. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Posted to the 8th Bn DLI - believed to have been wounded.
Company/Battery C , B.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander 4/7/1944.
Joined Brigade 04-Jul-44.
Promotions W/S Lt 21/3/42. T/Major 30/4/1944.
Wounded Understood to have been wounded while with 8th Bn DLI but no date or details currently available.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Death registered February 1992 in Ringwood and Fordingbridge, Hamshire, aged 73 (facts to be confirmed).
Home address Married Margery A W Dickson in New Forest District Q3 1938 (to be confirmed).
Source table 11DLI

During genealogical searches the incidence of men with the same name was quite high, so, without corrobarating evidence, some of the family information above needs confirming. Hopefully a family member may be willing to contact the Lead Researcher with the relevant facts.