Gunner C.G.T. Barnes Discharge Certificate 1919:

The reference to chevrons "one red four blue" relates to the length of overseas service. The "Chevrons for Service Overseas", also known as "War Service Stripes" were instituted in January 1918. The red chevron was awarded for service overseas before December 31st 1914 and blue for the years 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1918. In all, Charles served for  five years and 105 days  from 1914 to 1919. The chevrons were worn on the right forearm sleeve. Active service for any period in a given year qualified for the chevron.

Gunner C.G.T. Barnes was discharged being "surplus to military requirements, having suffered impairment since into the Service, Para 392 (xvia) Kings Regulations. The nature of the impairment is unknown but having been discharged under Kings Regulations, paragraph 392 (xvia) C.G.T. Barnes was awarded the Silver War Badge. The badge hasn't survived the passage of time but the Silver War Badge Certificate has.