BARLOW FRANK - Leicestershire Regiment 2nd Bn

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  1. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Any info on this man :

    BARLOW FRANK


    Rank: Private Service No: 4856554

    Date of Death: 12/09/1942 Age: 30

    Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment 2nd Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 10. Column 2.

    Memorial: BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL

    Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sarah Margaret Barlow, of North Clifton, Nottinghamshire. The BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave, the circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the campaign memorials in the various theatres of war. Not sure if he was on the Laconia but not listed as a casualty although it's not a complete list. Could have been on Niyo Maru if a POW although I can't find a loss list.
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Frank Barlow
    Given Initials: F
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 12 Sep 1942
    Number: 4856554
    Birth Place: Nottinghamshire
    Residence: Nottinghamshire
    Regiment at Enlistment: Leicestershire Regiment
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: At sea
    Regiment at Death: Leicestershire Regiment
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    Thats all for now
    TD

    edited to add:
    Another thread on this subject - The Sinking of the Laconia: Survivors' Stories
     
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  3. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    Biography :
    Enlisted 1.4.1932 in the Regular Army Leicestershire Regiment for 7 years service and 5 in reserve. Served in India in the late 1930s. Presumed died at sea 12.9.1942, aged 30. He has no known grave but is commemorated on a memorial at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking, Surrey.

    Above info from Royal Leicestershire Regiment database - link here
     
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  4. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Enlisted 1932 in Worksop , served 2 yrs in UK. Then posted to India and Palestine. Left the regs in early 1939 but promptly recalled , WIA in Crete 1941. Stayed in the Middle East at ME OCTU when the Regt was sent to the Far East. Departed unkown Middle East port on the 30/7/42 and belieived KIA at sea 12/9/42. Seems to have been along time travelling but only 3 ship losses in the area on the 12th. The RMS Laconia the only one carrying British Army personel.
     
  5. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member

    If you believe he was aboard the SS Laconia then he should be listed within 'Casualties at Sea: SS Laconia' file held at the national archives.
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Doesn't mean the ship he was on was sunk. He could have died of natural causes on board.
     
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  8. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Might be worth posting the whole of the form and any others you might have

    Cheers
    TD
     
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  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Would have been an idea have told us you had that at the beginning of the thread.
    That would save members looking for info that you already know .
     
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  14. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Ancestry and find my past military archives are free this weekend.

    findmypast.co.uk
     
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Looking at Royal Naval Casualties for 12 Sept 1942, there only seems to be 1 sinking

    Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, September 1942 - Yes I know he willl not appear on this list as hes Army but wanted to sort out if another ship had sunk that day

    TD

    I lied - there are Army on the list as DEMS gunners
     
  16. noggin1969

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  17. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Empire Moonbeam 3 KIA , Hektoria 1KIA , Trevilly 2 KIA all lost in the Atlantic on the 12th.
     
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
    Name: F Barlow
    Service Date: 1937-1939
    Service Place: India
    Campaign or Service: India - NW Frontier
    Regiment or Unit Name: I Leicester
    Regimental Number: 4856554

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    TD
     
  19. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Thanks TD , I have checked the list. She was carrying UK Army and RAF as well as RN and MN. Polish guards for the Italian POW's and some civilians. I don't believe the list is complete , I may be barking up the wrong tree but this seems to be the most plausible answer. Least the records show he wasn't in the Far East as a POW with the rest of his Regt.
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Panel from Brookwood
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