Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Osborn Barlow MC

Photo of Osborn Barlow
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1898 - 1900.

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regt.
Died: 17 April 1918 aged 35 in France. Died of wounds.
Cemetery: Locre Hospice Cemetery Belgium I C 21

Born 28th June 1883. Son of H. Barlow, Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton, b. 1883.
Modern IIIóMatriculation Class.
In business.
Great War, Private Public Schools Batt. 1914.
8th Btn Staffordshire regiment.

'Captain Osborn Barlow, who died of wounds, in France, on April 17th, enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion, and went to France in the autumn of 1915 as a Private. He received his commission in the South Staffordshire Regiment at the beginning of 1917, and in July of that year he was gazetted Captain and was awarded the Military Cross. He had been three times wounded.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).

Military Cross Citation:
'He commanded his platoon which was held up by enemy wire. Despite a galling fire from machine guns, he walked up and down urging and directing his men. He remained at duty though wounded in both arms.'

12.10.1917. Houthurst Wood. A bullet passed through the soft parts of left forearm between the bones. No injury to bones, vessels or nerves. The wound has healed. (8th Nov 1917).

Next of kin: H. M. Barlow (Brother), 32 Scholars Road, Balham, SW12

Ref: Service Record:WO 339/67028