BARNES, FRANK MAXWELL

Birthdate
Birthplace
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Age
19
Parents
Son of Harry Marcus and Jennie Barnes, of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck Driver
Service number
B/115726
Engagement
1943-08-24
Disembarked
1944-07-30, France
Date of death
1944-09-12
Died
Belgium, Died of Wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Plot 1 | Row B | Grave 1
Military grave
Additional info

1943-11-04
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

1943-12-21
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

1944-01-05
Good, dependable man. Has been able to finish the marches and doubling. N. Muir, Captain

1944-04-21
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

1944-04-21
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.

BARNES, FRANK MAXWELL
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA