Informal portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Adrian Trevor Lindley Cole, MC, Australian Flying Corps, of ...

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Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Palestine
Accession Number P01034.050
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made c 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Adrian Trevor Lindley Cole, MC, Australian Flying Corps, of Malvern, Vic, wearing his flying suit. Lt Cole enlisted on 28 January 1916 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orsova on 16 March 1916 as a corporal with B Flight, No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 15 June 1916, graduated as Flying Officer on 7 November 1916, Lieutenant on 7 February 1917 and Captain on 15 August 1917. 2nd Lt Cole was awarded the Military Cross on 16 August 1917 and later the Distinguished Flying Cross on 8 February 1919. He enlisted with the RAAF on 31 March 1921 and as a Group Captain he was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 11 May 1937. He served with the RAAF during the Second World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 2 October 1942. He was discharged with the rank of Air Commodore on 17 April 1946.