Barlow Andrew Douglas 2/Lt 258710
Name Barlow Andrew Douglas
Army number 258710
Decorations None known so far.
Date of birth 9/3/1919
Age 62 at the time of his death.
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. Joined The 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 to the Essex Regiment 30/9/1944, posted 2nd Bn. OC of 3" Mortar Platoon with 2 Essex from Sep 1944 to the end of the War. 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, Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Mortar Platoon.
Task or role Platoon Commander 13/1/1943 onwards (Rifle Platoon then 3rd (Mortar) Platoon within Support Company). 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 aged 62 21/5/1981 Gainsborough - death registered Worksop District June 1981. (McGregor records state year of death was 1983). Probate granted 28/7/1981 at Sheffield.
Home address Information kindly provided by Bruce Stillman (son-in-law) via Polar Bear News and personal contact. Lived at 13 Walkeringham Road, Beckenham, Near Gainsborough.
Source table 11DLI