[Group photograph including James Fraser Barron, DSO, DFC and Hon. Bill Jordan on steps of New Zealand Forces Club]

Unknown, Photographer

25 May 1943
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Maker and Role
Unknown, Photographer
Production Date
25 May 1943
Description
Black and white original mounted print of Wing Commander James Fraser Barron with other New Zealand Soldiers on the steps of the New Zealand Forces Club, London with the high commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom, Hon. Bill Jordan and his wife. Barron was known as Fraser and is standing centre front besides Mrs Jordan. Photograph taken after King George VI had pinned medals of Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on to Fraser's chest at Buckingham Palace. After the ceremony Bill Jordan took Fraser to lunch at the New Zealand Forces Club. Fraser was a bomber pilot who served with the Pathfinder No. 7 Squadron. At the time this photograph was taken Fraser was 23 years old. On verso of photograph notes that Fraser went from Flight Sargent to Wing Commander in 23 months. Fraser was killed in action over Le Mans, France on 20th May 1944 during WW2.
Physical Description
1 photograph (mounted) : black and white ; 28.5 x 31.5 cm
Signature/Marks
Wing Commander James Fraser Barron, (centre front) D.S.O., D.F.C., D.F.M., R.N.Z.A.F. (23 year old ace bomber pilot). Flight-Sargeant to Wing Commander in 23 months Hand-written
Wing Commander James Fraser Barron DSO and bar DFC, DFM (centre front) with Hon Bill Jordan New Zealand High Commissioner, London, and Mrs Jordan. Probably on 25 May 1943 when the High Commissioner took him to lunch after King George had pinned the DSO and DFC medals on Fraser's chest at Buckingham Palace.
A Bomber Pilot who served with the Pathfinder No. 7 Squadron.
Killed in action over Le Mans, France on 20 May 1944 during World War 2.
From relative Euan Galloway Nov. 2018
euan.galloway@a.co.nz
04-476-9074 Printed
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
Accession No
PHO-2018-21
Credit Line
Unknown. 25 May 1943. [Group photograph including James Fraser Barron, DSO, DFC and Hon. Bill Jordan on steps of New Zealand Forces Club], PHO-2018-21. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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