John Anderson Barstow

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John Anderson Barstow
Born 2 May 1893
Died 3 January 1941 (aged 47)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1915–1941
Rank Acting Brigadier
Unit Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Black Watch
Commands held 69th Infantry Brigade
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Military Cross

Acting Brigadier John Anderson Barstow MC (2 May 1893 – 3 January 1941) was a British Army officer, the brother of Major-General Arthur Edward Barstow and son of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Adam Anderson Barstow of the Seaforth Highlanders and Jane Cape Barstow.

John Barstow was born 2 May 1893 and died 3 January 1941. He joined the British Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, transferred to the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in May 1916, during World War I. He was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1916. On 10 June 1919 he married Nancy Sinclair Wemyss and they had a son and daughter: Michael Thomas Barstow and Lois Edith Barstow.

During the interwar period he served as a staff officer in India and on the Imperial General Staff as well as serving with the 1st Battalion, Black Watch.

During World War II he commanded the 69th Infantry Brigade. He died soon after leaving command of the 69th Brigade at the age of forty seven and is buried at Edrom Parish Church.

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