Born: 9th May 1915, Ipswich.
Died: 4th October 1939; age: 24; killed in aircraft accident at Castle Farm, Leuchars, Fife.
Residence: 269, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Pilot Officer/Pilot; Service Number: 40199
Regiment: Royal Air Force, 224 Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas George & Eva Eleanor Barker, of Ipswich.
Father: Thomas George Barker, born August 1884, Otley, Suffolk. A builder’s estimating and general clerk.
Mother: Eva Eleanor Barker (nee Holt), born February 1881, Lesbury, Northumberland. A trained Nurse.
Probate to Thomas George Barker – father, a commercial clerk.
4th October 1939
Aircraft: Lockheed Hudson MK1; Serial Number: N7214. The aircraft dived and crashed into the ground, near R.A.F. Leuchars, Fife, while on a transit flight to R.A.F. Thornaby, at Teesside, North Yorkshire. Believed to be due to the loss of the controls.
Desmond George Perry; Flying Officer/Pilot; age 29; R.A.F.
John William Crawford McFarlane; Pilot Officer/Pilot; R.A.F.
Harry Letchford; Sergeant/Pilot; age 23; R.A.F.
Frederick Henderson May; Aircraftman 1st Class; age 32; R.A.F.
Cyril Arthur Bates; Aircraftman 1st Class/Wireless Operator; R.A.F.