Richard Horace Barnard

First Name: 
Richard
Middle Name: 
Horace
Last Name: 
Barnard
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, September 2, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Yulah Barnard nee Larnach
Father's Name: 
Louis Barnard
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, November 26, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, November 7, 1967
Place of Death: 
Townsville, Qld.
Details: 

Richard Barnard (Service No 5044) was born in Sydney.

At enlistment Richard gave his age as 21 when in fact he was only 19 years old.  He was single and worked as a bank clerk.  Richard had joined the Waratah March enlisting in Nowra, N.S.W.  While he was in training, his father died by drowning while on holday in Jindabyne, N.S.W.

Richard embarked from Sydney on board S.S. Makarini with 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 1st April 1916, and arrived in France to join 1st Battalion on 9th August 1916.

On 16th November 1916 he was evacuated from the field sick and sent to hospital in England where he remained.

Richard was repatriated to Australia in May 1918 and discharged medically unfit, suffering from rheumatiism and myalgia on 26th July 1918.

On 22nd June 1920 he married Ivy Hough but they divorced in 1926.  In 1931 he married Marguerite Sinclair but that marriage failled as well.

Richard died in Queensland in 1967.  His service is commemorated on the Nowra Showground and Post Office Memorials.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BARNARD R H

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