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Joseph Barnes, MM, was born in Nottinghamshire, England, in February 1892. Barnes emmigrated to Canada prior to war and enlisted in Toronto, Ontario, on November 11, 1914. He served overseas with the 19th Battalion until his discharge in February 1919. Barnes was wounded in 1917, and was also awarded the Military Medal. The collection currently consists of his paybook, photographs and postcards, letters, and other miscellaneous items connected to his service.

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