2nd Lt Ernest Barnes MC, West Yorks Regt

1884 May 13. Born Bradford

1891 at 140, Otley Road, Bradford

1901 census at 14, Square Street, Bradford

1911 census at 88 Mildred St Bradford

1915 Dec 6. Lands in Egypt.

1918 May 29 The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts.W. York. Regt. Ernest Barnes

1919 Jul 29 MC Gazetted. T./2nd/Lt. Ernest Barnes, W. York. R. attd. 10th Bn. During the attack on Neuvilly on October 10th, 1918, he led his platoon with great gallantry and dash. He waded the River Selle, put an enemy machine gun out of action killing two of the enemy machine-gun team, and although suffering heavy casualties he succeeded in getting his platoon to within 100 yards of his objective where he was finally held up by intense machine-gun fire. He later displayed marked gallantry when engaged in establishing the crossings of the Selle south of Neuvilly.

1921 Feb 16 Joined ADRIC with service no 1694 . Posted to A Coy

1921 Mar 31. Resigned from ADRIC (I cannot read the reason "see ........ book")

1921 Sep 1. Relinquishes his commission on completion of service: Temp. Lt. E. Barnes, MC. and retains the rank of Lt.

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