100 years ago: James Nelson Barnhardt died
Posted by Amanda Hill under 1910s
, war dead
, World War I
James Nelson Barnhardt had enlisted in Midland on February 5th, 1916. He had been transferred to the 1st Battalion and was serving with them in France when he died as the result of being accidentally wounded:
Circumstances of casualty for James Nelson Barnhardt, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
“Died of Wounds” (Gunshot Wound Chest, Accidental)
Private Barnhardt was wounded by a bullet from the rifle of a comrade, who discharged his rifle accidentally while cleaning it. He was evacuated to No.22 Casualty Clearing Station where he died two days later.
Barnhardt was buried in the Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension.
Image courtesy of Findagrave.com
He is also remembered on the Deseronto memorial.