Geoffrey Petrie Barlow (MC)

Name

Geoffrey Petrie Barlow (MC)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

02/09/1917
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
6th Bn., attached 3rd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Military Cross

Cemetery/Memorial

PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE
I. V. 19.
France

UK Memorials

Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath

Pre War

Born on 16 May 1895 in Southport son of John James and Emily (Petrie) Barlow. Educated at Haileybury College 1909-12 and entered the Royal Insurance Company, Liverpool.

Wartime Service

Enlisted Trooper 287, Liverpool Squadron, 1st King Edward’s Horse in 1913 and entered France with them on 2 Jun 1915. He was then gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters on 5 Sep 1916 and returned to France in Nov 1916. He was wounded on 9 Mar 1917 but after one month in hospital in France he returned to his battalion. He was killed in action while supervising a wiring party at Hulluch near Loos. He was awarded the MC (London Gazette 18 Oct 1917) “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a successful raid on the enemy’s trenches. He led his party into the enemy’s trenches, rushed a bombing post and personally killed two of the garrison. Throughout the action he showed utter disregard of personal safety and set a splendid example to his men.”

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour