Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
08/03/1916- Application for Enlistment & Preliminary Medical Examination Fremantle, WA
22/03/1916- To 5o Depot Claremont WA as Private
12/04/1916- Allotted to 19th Reinforcements 16th Battalion
07/08/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Miltiades ” bound for England
25/09/1916- Disembarked Plymouth England ex Australia to Training Battalion England
21/12/1916- Proceeded 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone England
02/01/1917- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion in the field France
11/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France- later confirmed Captured at Reincourt France and taken as Prisoner of War, Interred at Limburg Camp Germany
30/12/1918- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived at Ripon England
02/01/1919- Granted Leave England
05/02/1919- To No. 1 Command Depot Sutton Veny England ex Leave
28/02/1919- Embarked Devonport England aboard ” Anchises ” for Return to Australia
10/04/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA ex England
11/04/1919- Completed Medical Board Report at No. 8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle WA – Found to be suffering No Disability
19/05/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment ).
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 12006
Victory Medal – No. 11858.
NOTES FROM AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY LONDON HEADQUARTERS
The Soldiers parents and a friend of the Mother corresponded with the Red Cross in May and June 1917, after being advised of his reported ” Missing in Action ‘.
Red Cross London Headquarters received advice from the Germans dated 23/06/1917 that Pte. BARNECUT had been captured at Reincourt France on 11/04/1917 and was being held at the Limburg Prisoner of War Camp in Germany.
A Post Card dated 14/04/1918 thought to be sent by the soldier stated ” Interred Gustrow; I am enjoying the best of health – Receiving Parcels “.