TRAINING: BARNES was seen after 7 weeks of Basic Training at #25 C.A.(B)T.C. He got along as "good as he should" with his training. Apart from being winded sometimes on runs, he had no trouble. His C.C. reports average progress.
HEALTH: Believes he has a touch of "bronchitis", has had cold ever since enlistment. Does feel up to mark. Has seen M.O. twice who believes he is getting better.
HOME: Single, lives with parents in Oshawa. Sends some money home to try to help out. Mother has vericose veins; cannot walk much. Father in poor health. Somewhat worried about parents. Has brother in R.C.A.S.C.
PERSONALITY: Quiet, pretty homesick; about average ability, will improve with maturity.
ADJUSTMENT: Although adjusting fairly well, finds it somewhat difficult.
INTERESTS: Likes motors, wants to learn more about them. Reacts well to discipline.
RECOMMENDATION: Allocation confirmed.
F.H. Potts, Captain
Has had some difficulty with blisters and callouses on heels. Rather short winded in doubling. Lags on marches. Clear conduct sheet. Thinks he can qualify in A.T. Has driven a beverage delivery truck for 1,5 years. Drove army vehicles from Oshawa to London, out on his weekends. Wishes to train as driver. Is a fair prospect. N. Muir, Captain
Good, dependable man. Has been able to finish the marches and doubling. N. Muir, Captain
Barnes has qualified as Drive I.C. (Wheeled) Class III, at Course No. 12 at S.5 C.D. & M.S., Woodstock, Ontario, from 21 Feb. 44 to 31 Mar. 44. N. Muir, Captain
Examination of the foregoing and interview indicate suitability for Overseas in C.I.C. (Operational) as Driver I.C. (Wheeled) Class III. N. Muir, Captain
Wounded slightly on left leg on August 8th, 1944.
Wounded on September 12th, 1944 and died that same day.
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA