A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between


Ancestral surnames: 



  • Unknown (probably a local school in Culcheth)


Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • Mention in Dispatches (by Lord Roberts on 4th September 1901 – is in the London Gazette of 10th September 1901, when he was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Pay Corps – he is recorded as “H Barrow” but his Army Pay Corps Number of 298 confirms that this is him)
  • Queen’s South Africa Medal with clasp “Cape Colony”

  • King’s South Africa Medal with 2 clasps “South Africa 1901” & “South Africa 1902”

  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1906

  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



  • buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, (44b.L13c.5.6), Plot I. Row L, Grave 9. Gravestone: “Lieutenant & QMr J. Barrow, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st June 1916, Age 47” - no personal inscription. CWGC
  • outside Newchurch Parish Church, Church Lane, Culcheth (one of 30 names)

  • outside St Barnabas’ Church, Southfields, London (one of 145 names)


Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 29-31


Appears in Charles Bartlett's letters: see I Shall Not Be Away Long book


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