Herbert Robert Albert Barnes Medal Card:

The card tells us the Albert Herbert Robert Barnes was a private in the 24th Battalion, London Regiment with the service numbers of  3410 and 721131. The four digit number indicates that the 24th Battalion was of the Territorial Force. He qualified for the Victory Medal and the British Medal but not the 14 Star or 14/15 Star. This would indicate that he didn't enter service until 1916 at the earliest - he would have been eighteen in the January of 1916. The absence of the date and theatre of war first served in denotes first operational service in France from 1916. The 24th London Regiment served in Salonika and Palestine before returning to France where he was killed on the Somme in the September of 1918