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Barney, Julius Silvester, Kelso, Saskatchewan, formerly Elburn, Kane Co., Illinois. Occupation: Farmer. Military Service: Sapper, Reg. No. 261092, 212th Overseas Bn. C.E.F. (American Legion); transferred to 200th Bn., 107th Canadian Pioneer Battalion, and 2nd Battalion Canadian Engineers, Attestation Papers. Possible Reference: “Barney,” Grain Growers’ Note Pad, 1916-1917, p. 46. There is a possibility that this is the “Barney” mentioned in Jack Beaumont’s diary, but J. S. Barney’s personnel file needs to be checked to determine if he transferred from Company C, 107th Canadian Pioneers to the 2nd Battalion Canadian Engineers on 28 May 1918. It is more likely that “Barney” refers to Barney Hanson, a stretcher bearer, whom Jack would have known.
Additional Biographical Information
261092, Private Barney, Julius Sylvester, born in U.S.A., no previous military experience, next of kin: Barney, Leonard Douglas, Kelso, Sask., enlisted at Winnipeg 4 April 1916, Nominal Roll of the 200th Battalion, p.2. Barney went overseas with the 200th Bn. from Halifax aboard the S. S. Megantic on 3 May 1917.
27 June 1918: “On Command Divl. Tump Line School … 261092 Spr Barney J. S. ‘A’ Company.” War Diary of the 2nd Battalion Canadian Engineers, June 1918, Appendix 32, p.45.