From our Ballarat Funerals Vault – ANZAC Day

April 24, 2018

April 25th is one of our Nations most revered and respected days.  This ANZAC Day at F. W. Barnes and Son Funeral Directors we remember the “Son” part of our name.  Our name comes from Frederick William Barnes and his son Douglas Barnes.   Douglas Barnes enlisted to serve his country and the empire as a private in 1908 and became part of the 7th regiment, he later fought in the 27th Batt.  On his return he had been promoted to the rank of Major and had received an Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.  Doug worked along side his father until his father passed away on the 13th of June 1940.  Doug continued serving the Ballarat community in his work at F. W. Barnes until the early 60s.  Not having any direct family descendants Doug passed the business over to Mr Les Lillingston.


This ANZAC Day we pause our toils and remember Douglas Barnes and the sacrifices he made for the lives we now live.  We pay our respect to all the men and women who have or are currently serving their country.  We would be a lesser country without the sacrifices of all these people.  “Lest We Forget”