Charles Barrie, 1st Baron Abertay
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Background and education
Barrie served during the First World War in an advisory capacity at the Transport Department of the Admiralty, and latterly in the Ministry of Shipping. He was the Minister of Munitions representative in Paris during the Peace Conference, and was a Member of the Supreme Economic Council. He also served as Chairman of the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes and as a Member of the Advisory Council to the General Post Office. He was Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Elgin Burghs briefly during 1918, for Banffshire from 1918–1924 and later sat for Southampton from 1931-1940 as a Liberal National.
Barrie was appointed a CBE in 1918 and a KBE in 1921. In June 1940 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Abertay, of Tullybelton in the County of Perth, which title became extinct on his death in December that year. He also held the Russian Order of St Stanislaus and the Danish Order of the Dannebrog.
Barrie was also a shipowner and merchant, and held a number of business appointments including as a Director of the London and North Eastern Railway, of the Central Argentine Railway, of the Mercantile Bank of India, of Phoenix Assurance Company, and of Cable and Wireless Ltd.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Barrie
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|Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs
|Member of Parliament for Banffshire
William Paterson Templeton
|Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: William Craven-Ellis
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