BARLOW, Harry Loftus

Royal Air Force.

Harry Barlow was the son of Mr and Mrs Barlow of Stourbridge and grandson of Joseph Moore of Hagley House. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and volunteered at the outbreak of war. He joined the Motor Cyclist Corps which was a unit of the Royal Engineers and served in France and Belgium. After some eighteen months he was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps which later emerged as the RAF. On the 18th March 1918, when flying a patrol in the English Channel for the protection of the transport ships supplying the Western Front, his aircraft crashed off Dover and he was killed. His funeral took place at Stourbridge Cemetery where he is buried (K 310). Lieutenant Harry Barlow was 29 years of age and is commemorated on the Wordsley and Shrewsbury School Memorials.

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Wordsley Holy Trinity

Wordsley Holy Trinity

High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU

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