DOB: 25 April 1903
Died: 27 August 1981
Debut: Round 10, 1927 against Carlton at Princes Park
Last Game: Round 17, 1929 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
From: Latrobe/North Launceston
Number: 15 (1927-1929)
Born as Charles Harding, the Tasmanian joined Melbourne as a wingman, but spent much of his career as a defender. Barnes graduated from the Seconds to fill a vacancy in the team in 1927, then played two more seasons.
Joined VFA side Brighton in 1930, where he remained until the end of 1932, then played for Oakleigh in 1934.
Shown as F. Barnes in his clearance to Brighton. Some sources show him as number 18 in 1928, but Football Record 1928 shows him as retaining number 15.
May have played for North Launceston after Melbourne.
Sporting Globe - 05/03/1927
Sporting Globe - 06/07/1927
Daily Telegraph - 08/07/1927
Football Record R1 1930
Australian Football profile
VFA Project profile