George Barnes was the son of James and Emma E Barnes, of 'Burneside' St.Anthony's Road, Blundellsands. Native of Bootle.
A report on his death appeared Liverpool Echo on the 18th October 1915 and in the Bootle Times on the 22nd October 1915. His photo appeared in the Liverpool Echo report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
   Rifleman George Barnes, of the 6th King's (Liverpool) Battalion, whose parents reside in St.Anthony's-road, Blundellsands, was killed at the front on the 9th inst. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors School, Crosby, and after serving the early portion of his apprenticeship to the engineering trade with a Liverpool firm, removed to the North-east coast, and was finishing his time with the Northumberland Engine Works at Wallsend-on-Tyne when the war broke out. Following the example of many fellow-apprentices, he enlisted, coming home to join the 6th K.L.R. He went out in February, and returned home wounded from Hill 60 in May. On recovery he rejoined his company in August. The numerous letters received from friends at the front and at home bear abundant testimony to the honour and esteem in which he was held by all.

Bootle Times 22nd October 1915