Sydney William BARLOW

Sydney William Barlow Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Engineer
Enlisted
20-March-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
47
Status
Married
Service No
N/N
Rank
Major
Unit
11th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
Embarked
02-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli
Highest rank
Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary)
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
November 1916
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Major Sydney Barlow served at Gallipoli with the 9th Light Horse Regiment from October to December 1915. In February 1916 in Egypt he took command of the 11th Light Horse Regiment, with the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In June he was admitted to hospital at Port Said with chronic dysentery and ataxia and invalided to London’s 1st General Hospital. He returned to Australia in August and was 'welcomed home' in Toowoomba before being admitted to Kangaroo Point Military Hospital. He tried living in different parts of the state but was never able to regain good health. He died in Toowoomba on 15 December 1919 and was buried at Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery.

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