MD Barrows

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Title

MD Barrows

Subject

2nd Lieut. MAXWELL DALSTON BARROWS MC
ā€œEā€ Company, 1/5th Sherwood Foresters. Died 3rd October 1918, aged 20

Description

2nd Lieut. MAXWELL DALSTON BARROWS MC
ā€œEā€ Company, 1/5th Sherwood Foresters
Died 3rd October 1918, aged 20.
Buried: Bellicourt British Cemetery. II. 0. 3.
School: 1907 - 1909
Register: born 15th August 1898, admitted 16th September 1907 aged 9. Son of George William and Jane Marguente Barrows of 25, Arboretum Street, Nottingham. Father's occupation: Solicitor.Left: April 1909.
Lieutenant Barrows was the only son of a Nottingham family and was awarded scholarships at Sedbergh School and Pembroke College, Oxford. He received his commission in August 1917 and was posted to the Western Front the following month. Lt Barrows served as adjutant from April to August 1918 and was awarded the Military Cross. He was killed in action, aged 20, whilst commanding E Company during the Battle of St Quentin Canal (also known as the Battle for the Hindenburg Line) on 3 October 1918, just five weeks before the end of the First World War. Lt Barrows is buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery.
Barrow entered the School 3 days before Albert Ball. Also admitted a day after Barrow was G H Greenfield A H Hemsley. D A Mackay was admitted 3 weeks later and J G Roe two weeks later. O Whiting was admitted one day later, as was W Willoughby. All were killed in action.

Creator

YG

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SLW

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