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Name: Thomas Henry Barkell
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Units: 3, 4 (AFC)
Victories: 7
Born: 1892
Place of Birth: Randwick, New South Wales
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
A motor mechanic from Sydney, Thomas Henry Barkell joined the Australian Flying Corps on 16 October 1916 and served with 3 Squadron as an air mechanic until 1918. After completing pilot training on 19 July 1918, he was posted to 4 Squadron in France. Flying the Sopwith Camel, he scored four victories before he was shot down on 22 September 1918. In October 1918, his squadron was re-equipped with Sopwith Snipes and Barkell flamed one balloon and shot down two Fokker D.VIIs before being wounded in the leg on 29 October 1918. He returned to Austalia on 7 February 1919.

Regimental number 706.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lieut. Thomas Harry Barkell (Australian F.C.). (FRANCE)
   Although this officer only joined his squadron some two months ago, his outstanding ability soon qualified him for the leadership of a patrol; and he has already acted as leader in twenty-three offensive flights. His conduct of these patrols, and the results he has achieved, testify to his exceptional enterprise, and fully justifies his early appointment to the responsible position of leader.
 
Victories
# Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 Sep 1918 0700 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (F1415) LVG C (DES) Henin Lietard
2 16 Sep 1918 0820 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7191) Fokker D.VII (DES) Frelinghien
3 22 Sep 1918 0820 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7191) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Armentières
4 22 Sep 1918 0820 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7191) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Armentières
5 09 Oct 1918 0955 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8052) Balloon (DES) W of Douai
6 26 Oct 1918 1545 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8032) Fokker D.VII (DESF) E of Tournai
7 26 Oct 1918 1545 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8032) Fokker D.VII (OOC) E of Tournai
 
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