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Thomas Edward Barker

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_016. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_016. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Barker AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth Clift AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ404336 AWMM
    • WWII 404336 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 January 1916 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) SydneyNew South Wales RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Father: Mr. R. Clift, 6 Nancy Street, North Bondi, Sydney AWMM
    • WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. R. Clift, 6 Nancy Street, North Bondi, Sydney AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Enlistment
  • 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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas Claude and Florence Barker, of Bondi North, New South Wales, Australia.

    Thomas Edward Barker enlisted and served as Kenneth Clift

    Attended Fort Street School (Sydney), Sydney Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    19 June 1943 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SussexEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Chichester Cemetery, Sussex, England AWMM Square 42. R.C. Plot. Grave 53. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 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 - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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31 August 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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