Alan Godfrey Barry
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||17 Oct 1925|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years, 4 months|
5'6¾" (1.70m) tall ; 126lbs|
57.153 kg; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; red hair
|Address||11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Edward Barry|
|Date of Enlistment||19 Feb 1944|
|Unit/Formation||No. 9 Stores Depot RAAF|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Defence Medal |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Alan enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 Recruiting Centre Perth on 19 Feb 1944 and was initially mustered as a Trainee Technician. On 7 Apr 1944, having completed the Recruit Drill Course, he was posted to No. 5 School of Technical Training RAAF in Mounts Bay road, Perth. On 29 Jul 1944 his posting changed to No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF as he had failed the Technician Trade Test.
On 29 Jul 1944 he was posted to No. 17 Repair & Salvage Unit RAAF where two days later on 31 Jul 1944 he re-mustered as a General Hand, and again on 3 Oct 1944, this time as a Clerk/Stores Assistant. Alan was hospitalised from 20 - 31 October in 1944. On 18 Dec 1944 he was sent back to the No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF before being posted to The No. 2 Reserve Personnel Pool. Four days later on 22 Dec 1944 a job was found for him at the No. 9 Stores Depot RAAF and he remained with them until he was sent back to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF on 10 Apr 1946 to prepare for his discharge which occurred on 13 May 1946. While with the stores depot, on 6 Jan 1945 Alan was promote to Leading Aircraftsman, on 7 Jun 1945 he was remustered as an Equipment Assistant, and on 6 Feb 1946 he was promoted Corporal.
In April 1947 he was again living at 11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands. During 1948 Alan married Maud Jean Ridge.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 121 McKenzie street, Wembley, clerk; 1954 - 1958 at 66 Caledonian avenue, Maylands; 1963 at 37 Collie street, Albany, manager; 1968 at 10 Verdi street, Albany; 1972 - 1977 at 3a East street, Maylands, Supervisor; 1980 at 11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands, manager.