Topic: Captain Robin Tudor Barlow

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A soldier of the Great War on the Canterbury Agricultural College Roll of Honour

Captain Robin Tudor Barlow no 6/864 

Captain Robin Tudor Barlow, R.A.F., formerly of the Canterbury Infantry, is supposed to have been killed in action or died of wounds about the end of July last. He was in New Zealand when war was declared, and volunteering for service, was enrolled in the 13th (Canterbury) Infantry Battalion, and sailed for Egypt in October, 1914, with the first New Zealand Expeditionary Force. On May 8th, 1915, Captain Barlow was severely wounded in Gallipoli in an attack on the Turkish position at Sedd-el-Bahr, and he was in due course discharged from the N.Z.E.F. as unfit for infantry service, on account of his wound.   

Captain Barlow then applied for a commission in the R.F.C., and, obtaining this, he went to Franco in September, 1916, serving first as an observer, and later ;is a pilot during the whole period of the battle of the Somme. Again wounded, he was posted to the instructional staff at Winchester, until recalled to the front last March, where he served as flight commander both in the retreat in March and April, and in the early stage of the Allied forward movement  in July, when he met his death. Born at Simla in 1890, Captain Barlow  was the elder son of Mr and the late Mrs Hubert Harlow, then of Delhi and afterwards of Bombav.

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Captain Robin Tudor Barlow

First Names:Barlow
Last Name:Robin Tudor
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