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Lieutenant, 9th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.

Killed in action 18th June 1917.

Remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps


 

Harold was born on 29th August 1891 at Marple to Frank, a Justice of the Peace, and Mary Barlow. He was educated at Syrrell House, Llandudno and Leighton Park School, Reading. When war broke out he was a partner in the family firm Thomas Barlow & Brothers Eastern Merchants.

Harold joined the University Officer Training Corps in February 1915, was gazetted to the 20th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in May the same year and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps to server as an observer. While out on a photographic reconnaissance flight his plane crashed and caught fire after it was shot down by Manfred von Richthofen on 18th June 1917. He left effects worth £7044 9s 7d to his father, Eveleen Mary Barlow and Frank Carver.