Geoffrey William Barclay (MC)

Name

Geoffrey William Barclay (MC)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/07/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Major
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
1st Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals
Military Cross, Mentioned in Despatches

Cemetery/Memorial

ESSEX FARM CEMETERY
III.A.5
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Brent Pelham Village Memorial
Individual Plaque, St Mary the Virgin Church, Brent Pelham

Pre War

Geoffrey William Barclay was the son of Edward Exton Barclay of Brent Pelham.

Wartime Service

His active war service began on 23rd August 1914. He was wounded in July 1915. The parish magazine records that “Captain Geoffrey Barclay arrived safely at the Hall on Saturday August 14th at noon. There is general rejoicing in the village at his gradual recovery from very serious wounds. Captain Barclay brings home with him the ‘Military Cross’ and somehow we all think more of ourselves because he has been so honoured.” He was awarded the Military Cross and Mentioned in Dispatches.

Military Cross, and Mentioned in Despatches, 22nd June 1916.

Additional Information

The probate calendar notes that probate was granted on 11th September 1916 to Geoffrey William’s father, and that his death occurred ‘at or near Ypres’. The memorial inside Brent Pelham church reads: - “In proud and loving memory of Major Geoffrey William

Acknowledgments

Dr Stephen Bratt