Walter Barclay

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Walter Barclay
Birth name Walter Patrick Barclay
Born (1899-08-22)22 August 1899
Died 21 May 1943(1943-05-21) (aged 43)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Service number 183
Unit Black Watch, 6th Battalion
Battles/wars Tunisia Campaign

Lt. Col. Walter Patrick Barclay (22 August 1899 – 21 May 1943) was a British soldier.

Life and career[edit]

Barclay was the son of Theodore Charles Barclay and Elizabeth Mary Barclay (née Frazer).[1] He married Daphne Binny in London in 1937.[2]

Barclay was assistant military attaché in Rome in 1938, where his son Peter (who later became leader of Clan Barclay) was born.[3]

During World War II, Barclay served in the Black Watch, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.[4] He died in the Tunisia Campaign in May 1943.[5]


  1. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Barclay, Walter Patrick
  2. ^ General Register Office index of marriages registered in April, May and June, 1937 - Name: Barclay, Walter P & Binny, Daphne D C District: Westminster, London Volume: 1A Page: 1121.
  3. ^ Clan Barclay - Who's Who
  4. ^ The Peerage
  5. ^ Roll of Honour of the 6th Battalion Black Watch 1939-1945