John James Barnes , 23 year-old labourer of Marong Victoria enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) 8 September 1914 and was allocated to 8th Light Horse Regiment. He had two years pre-war service with the light horse. He served on Gallipoli, was evacuated ill and subsequently returned to Australia.
The 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF was raised at Broadmeadows Victoria in September 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander White and formed part of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade.
Good studies of soldier in World War One light horse uniform
Two black and white photographs of soldier of the 8th Light Horse Regiment (AIF) being No 487 Trooper John James Barnes, Machine Gun Section. One photo is more formal than other.
Inscriptions & markings
John James Barnes / 8th Light Horse Reg / Reg No; 487