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Thomas Henry BARKELL

Regimental number706
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressMasonic Club, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, T H Barkell, Masonic Club, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 2 Squadron, B Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/5/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Recommendation date: 5 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919


'Although this officer only joined his squadron some two months ago, his outstanding ability soon qualified him for the leadership of a patrol; and he has already acted as leader in 23 offensive fights. His conduct of these patrols, and the results he has achieved, testify to his exceptional interprise, and fully justifies his early appointment to the responsible position of leader.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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