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Thomas Smith Barclay

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Portrait, standing by the propellor - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, standing by the propellor - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Smith AWMM
  • Surname
    Barclay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • T. F. Barclay AWMM
    • Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ411358 AWMM
    • WWII 411358 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1919 AWMM DurhamEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Mar 1941 AWMM 46 Hillcrest Avenue, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr T.Y. Barclay (father), Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Father: Mr T. V. Barclay, Hillcrest Avenue, Northcote, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna.

    Named T.F. Barclay on the Takapuna War Memorial. In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there. The flight crew from the shot plane are buried in adjoining plots No 1,2, & 3, he being buried inPlot XX, Row 8, Grave No. 4.

    Attended Devonport District School, Seddon Memorial Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845607)) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany AWMM 9 H 4 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna Grammar School War Memorial, (Foyer, Library), 210 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Northcote War Memorial, Corner Lake and Onewa Roads, Northcote, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Roll of Honour, Takapuna Rugby Football Club, Onewa Domain, Takapuna AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Chorley, W. (1994). Royal Air Force Bomber Command losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses 1942 (Vol. 3). Leicester, England: Midland Counties Publications. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ab - B. Archives New Zealand (R17845607) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - Embarkation Lists, November 1940 - July 1942. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845762). AWMM

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