Herbert J. Trevenen

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Herbert J. Trevenen Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 5681)
Ballarat Junior Technical School Air Training Corps, 1956. Herbert Trevenen addressed the Corps in that year. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 541)

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History

Herbert James Trevenen (15 Nov 1920 - ?) [1]was the son of H.S. Trevenen of 77 Barkly Street, Ballarat. He was educated at Golden Point State School, Ballarat High School and the Ballarat School of Mines where he practically completed a diploma course in Electrical Engineering in 1951. Before going overseas, Trevenen was connected with the Barkly street church, the Sunday school, and the Ballarat Tennis Club.[2] During World War Two, Trevenen enlisted up with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Melbourne on 31st January, 1942. He was given the service number 410794. [3]Trevenen trained as an observer until January, 1943. In March, he entered bomber command as a navigator in a Handley Page Halifax RAAF squadron and was subsequently granted the rank of Flying Officer. Between March 1943 and February 1945, he flew over 40 sorties.[4] Trevenen was discharged on the 21st September, 1945.<ref?https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1566703, accessed 30 March 2021.</ref>

Herbert Trevenen became an Associate of the School of Mines in Electrical Engineering in 1951[5] In 1956, No. 24 Junior Technical Flight School took part in the "Battle of Britian" commemoration services when Trevenen inspected the flight and addressed the Ballarat School of Mines on the significance of the occasion.[6]

Legacy

Flying Officer Herbert J. Trevenen was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross,[7] along with the following citation "For fortitude shown, courage and devotion to duty in actions over enemy country".[8]

In 1956, No. 24 Junior Technical Flight School took part in the "Battle of Britian" commemoration services when Herbert Trevenen inspected the flight and addressed the Ballarat School of Mines on the significance of the occasion.[9]

Family

See also

Ballarat School of Mines

Ballarat School of Mines Associates

World War Two

Notes


References

  1. World War Two Nominal Roll [1], accessed 21 January 2017
  2. Ballarat Courier, February 1945
  3. World War Two Nominal Roll [2], accessed 21 January 2017
  4. Ballarat Courier, February 1945.
  5. https://bih.federation.edu.au/index.php/Ballarat_School_of_Mines_Associates
  6. Ballarat The School of Mines and Industries Students' Magazine, 1956. p. 52
  7. The Age, 28 February, 1945.
  8. Ballarat Courier, February 1945.
  9. Ballarat The School of Mines and Industries Students' Magazine, 1956. p. 52


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--Clare K.Gervasoni 14:03, 23 January 2017 (AEDT); --Damian Thomas Brown 09:17, 24 January 2017 (AEDT); --Clare K.Gervasoni 16:10, 30 March 2021 (AEDT)

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