John Colclough BARLOW

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BARLOW, John Colclough

Service Number: 405992
Enlisted: 20 July 1941, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 106 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 10 June 1909
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Varrelbusch, Germany, 6 October 1944, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany
Plot 12, Row E, Site 1-2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Monto War Memorial, Shire of Monto War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

20 Jul 1941: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 405992, No. 106 Squadron (RAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Brisbane, Queensland

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Biography

Ft/Lt. Barlow of 106 Squadron went down in a Lancaster 1 PD 214, which crashed and exploded on impact at 22.00 hours. Their target had been Bremen in northwestern Germany.

John Barlow had also served with the Naval Reserve between 1926-1931

He was a son to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Barlow, and the husband of Edna Ema Barlow of Rockhampton in Queensland