A collection of images relating to the service of 401634 Flying Officer David Thomas Barnard DFM.

Place Africa: South Africa, Natal, Durban
Accession Number AWM2018.125.4.6
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Place made Australia: Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Westernport, Somers
Date made 23 March 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of No. 3 Flight who attended the RAAF Initial Training School conducted at Somers, Victoria during March to April 1941. Identified from left to right, back row: 401532 Aircraftman 2 (AC2) Bruce Daniel John Oldham; 401484 AC2 Clayton Beckingsale; 401606 (O83529) AC2 Victor Reginald Waldemar Andrews; 401480 AC2 William Jack Anderson; 408170 AC2 Robert Nigel Blenkhorn; 401603 AC2 Colin James Maplestone; 401488 AC2 Charles Huntley Broughton; 401610 AC2 Bobbie De Savary Burns (accidentally killed on 18 August 1942 during training in the United Kingdom); 401489 AC2 Davis Stuart Brown (died in New Guinea on 26 May 1942 while a prisoner of war).
Second row: 401483 AC2 Keith Abraham Baxter; 401595 AC2 Norman Arnold Campbell; O33089 AC2 Thomas Wilkinson Anthony (later awarded DFC); 416000 AC2 James Farquhar David Chapman; 401623 AC2 Charles Andre Graham (killed on 13 Nov 1942 during operations over the Netherlands); 401634 AC2 David Thomas Barnard (later awarded DFM); AC2 J. A. Cox.
Third row: 401493 AC2 Harold Bertie Chatfield; 401601 AC2 Herbert John Fraser (killed on 20 Nov 1942 during operations over Norway); 407996 AC2 Norman Flower Blesing; 401482 AC2 Robert Mosgrove Baines; 401614 AC2 John Arthur Critchley; 407999 AC2 Ronald John Carson; 416001 AC2 Arthur Alexander Dey (killed on 27 Feb 1943 during operation in the Mediterranean); 401528 AC2 Alan Frank Neale (killed on 18 Jan 1943 during operations over the North Sea); 401630 AC2 Frederick Melton Syme.
Front row: 408171 AC2 Owen John Bugg; 408172 AC2 Richard Joseph Darcey (accidentally killed on 6 Oct 1944 on Manus Island); 401616 AC2 Charles Edward Croft (accidentally killed on 9 March 1943 during training at Narrandera, NSW); AC2 E. H. Barker, probably 408184 AC2 Eric Harmon Baker; 21511 Sergeant Francis George Cook; 20025 Corporal Patrick Joseph Callaghan; 407997 AC2 William Harry Bowering; 401631 AC2 John Charles Levings Draper; 401494 AC2 Walter Astley Cooper; 401500 AC2 Royal Herbert Brown; 401495 AC2 Keith Stanfield Cox.
This image is part of a collection relating to the service of 401634 Flying Officer David Thomas Barnard DFM.