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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Victor Alfred Barnard, courtesy of Anne Course.


Barnard V A  Pte  5473    Victor Alfred      7 Inf Bn    27    Carpenter    Married    Meth        

Address:    Essendon, William St, 17    

Next of Kin:    Barnard, G, Mrs, wife, 17 William St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    31 Mar 1916        

Embarked:     A14 Euripides 4 Apr 1916 

Awards:  Military Medal


Date of Death:  09/08/1918

CWGC: "Son of Mary and the late Joseph Barnard; husband of Gwenllian Barnard, of 17, William St., Essendon,

Victoria, Australia. Born at Geelong, Victoria".



Relatives on Active Service:

Barnard I J Pte 1908 brother

Barnard G O Pte 560 brother


Recommendation for Military Medal


7th Battalion AIF

6473 Lance Corporal Victor Barnard


Near YPRES on 4/5th October 1917, L/Cpl BARNARD displayed fine initiative and courage in assisting his Company Commander to re-organise for attack on 2nd objective.  On capture of the objective he was conspicuous for his leadership ad control of his men in organisation and in consolidation of the whole of his Company‚Äôs front.



Mrs. V. Barnard, of 17 William street, Essendon, has been notified that her husband, Cpl. V. Barnard has gained the M.M., which distinction has also been conferred on his younger brother, Ivan. Another brother is on active service.


OUR SOLDIERS. (1918, February 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved June 4, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74605136




BARNARD.-Officially reported killed in action, 9th August, somewhere in France, Lance-Corp, Victor A. Barnard, M.M., of the 7th Batt., after two years and five months' active service, the dearly beloved husband of Gwenllian, and dearly loved father of little Clara, of 17 William st., Essendon, and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Barnard, of Bundoora, and brother of Bert and Ivan. (M.M., on active service), and Ernest. Wilfred and Dorrie and the late Ruby. My beloved, my hero, he died as he lived-a man.


Family Notices. (1918, September 5). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607057



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Essendon State School                                                                                                                        

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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