Barnes, Jack

RSM Jack Barnes, EM (2)WO1 Jack Barnes was a veteran of the Second World War and Regimental Sergeant Major of the Queen’s Own from 1947 to 1951 after which time he became RSM of the Toronto Scottish.

He was Chief of Security at Toronto City Hall for many years and was Commander of the Toronto Civic Veterans Guard. When he finally retired a parade was held on the Nathan Philips Square, with almost all Metro Council and guards from the Metro Police, Toronto Fire Department, Civic Vets and others.

Timeline of Service:

  • 1947, 25 October – WOI Harry Fox, MBE retired as Regimental Sergeant Major and was succeeded by WOI J. Barnes (Regt Hist)
  • 1951, September 9 – Warrant Officer I D. Green, MM, CD replaces Warrant Officer I J. W. Barnes, EM as Regimental Sergeant Major.


Barnes, RSM 1947-1951
RSM Barnes 1949

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