BARNES, Charles Ernest

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 4003
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Friday, April 14, 1922
Died : 
Thursday, August 30, 1951
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
29
Sergeant Charles Barnes, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. Sergeant Barnes received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, Royal Marines, in operations in Korea. 
 
Lieutenant John Harwood of 'B' Troop also died in this raid.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
London Gazettes Supp. 39230, page 2749.
The booklet Train Wreckers and Ghost Killers (Allied Marines in the Korean War.)
British Korean Veterans Association website.
 
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