BARNES, Norman Alfred George

Police Intake: 
Hampshire County Police
Royal Armoured Corps
Service number: 
Died : 
Tuesday, December 8, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour: 
Trooper Norman Barnes was killed in North Africa [1].  At the time of his death his Commando were engaged in operations at Bizerte, Tunisia.

Extract from the No 1 Commando War Diary 6-8 December 1942

6 Dec.1942 - Unit returned to TABARKA (under troop arrangements) from Operation
7 Dec.1942 - 1000 hrs, Church Service held in Market Hall in memory of officers and men killed on Operation; 1400 hrs, Arms and equipment check 
8 Dec.1942 - Unit resting at TABARKA; 1200 hrs, A grenade explodes in Davies troop, killing Tpr Barnes and injuring Pte. Tucker ,both of Davies Troop. [2]

Extract from the Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 08 January 1943

"Police Commando Dies of Wounds:-  A smart and promising young member of the Hampshire County Police, Mr. Norman A. G. Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barnes, 32, Welch Road, Gosport, has died of wounds. He joined the Army , from Basingstoke Division of the Police last July and, trained as a Commando. Prior to entering the police he was with his father on the staff of Gosport and Portsea Steam Launch Company. He attended Clarence Square Senior School." [3]
[1] CWGC
[2] No 1 Cdo War Diary National Archives ref WO 218/32
[3] Hampshire Telegraph
[3] British Newspaper Archive (website; The British Library Board.

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