Barlow Andrew Douglas 2/Lt 258710
Name Barlow Andrew Douglas
Army number 258710
Date of birth 9/3/1919
Unit Enlisted (possibly conscripted) 15/11/1939 in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Served in the ranks of 1/6 DWR 1939/42 as 4617262. Basic training at Halifax. Posted to HQ Company, 1/6 DWR in the Mortar Platoon. Served Norway. Served Iceland. Selected for OCTU 25/4/1942. Posted 161 OCTU 9/9/1942 - 6/1/1943. Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 7/1/1943. Posted 11th Bn DLI 13/1/1943. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Attached Essex Regiment 30/9/1944, posted 2nd Bn. Transferred back to DLI. Posted 9th Bn DLI 6/11/45. Attached to 56 Brigade as Officer Commanding RASC Composite Platoon. Posted 56 Infantry Brigade Staff 15/2/1946 as Brigade GSO3. POssibly posted to 53rd Division on the disbandment of 56 Brigade. Posted to 2nd Infantry Division 1/2/1947. Released 7/5/1947 as Hon Captain.
Company/Battery S, B, S
Platoon or other sub-unit Mortar Pln
Task or role Platoon Commander 13/1/1943 onwards (Rifle Platoon then Mortar Plkatoon). Company Commander September 1944. Brigade Staff Officer 1946.
Joined Brigade 13-Jan-43
Promotions Lance Corporal June 1940. Corporal. Sergeant - possibly October 1941. Commissioned 7/1/1943. W/S Lt 7/7/43, T/Capt 19/9/44.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 1981 Worksop District. McGregor records state year of death was 1983. To be clarified.
Home address , OC of 3" Mortar Platoon with 2 Essex from Sep 1944 to the end of the War. Information provided by Bruce Stillman (son-in-law) via Polar Bear News.
Source table 11DLI