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Norman H. Barker


Australian Flying Corps

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: Cr. Walton
  • Plaque: 2092

Additional Info

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a student electrician by trade, Norman Herbert Barker was 20 years and single when enlisted on the 31st of March 1918 in the Flying Corps, December 1917 Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of 2nd Air Mechanic, Number 3137. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS 'Ormonde' on the 7th of March 1918. On the 5th of January 1918 evacuated to Government Hospital Suez. On the 6th of April 1918 again admitted to government hospital Suez V.D. Heart (Valvular Disease of the heart). On the 12th of July 1918 transferred to Hospital transport 'Port Darwin' per Suez. He served in the Australian Flying Corps, Australian Imperial Force as 2nd Air Mechanic from the 31st of January 1918 to the 3rd of September 1918 and was discharged on the 3rd of September 1918 as medically unfit. Tree No. 2092

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour