Private Gary I Barnes

{ Barney }

12 Jun 1961 - 27 Aug 1979

Private Gary Ivan Barnes served with 2 PARA in the 1970s

He died on 27 August 1979, aged just 18 years, as a result of the Warrenpoint bombing in Northern Ireland, in which 18 paratroopers were killed.

Pte Barnes is now buried in the Lawn Cemetery, Ipswich.

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Service History

Gary I Barnes

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  • Private Gary I Barnes, 3 Platoon, A Company, 2 PARA, 1979.

    Private Gary I Barnes, 3 Platoon, A Company, 2 PARA, 1979.

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  • 'Lest We Forget' - soldiers killed in the Warrenpoint bombing

    'Lest We Forget' - soldiers killed in the Warrenpoint bombing

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Latest Comments

Eddie Mould said:
Private Gary Barnes name will be added to the War memorial in Christchurch Park, Ipswich at a ceremony on Sunday 10th May, 2009
Shirley Dodman said:
Thinking of you Gary.
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