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Edmund Barrow

General Sir Edmund George Barrow GCB KCMG (1852–1934) was a senior British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary to the India Office.

Sir Edmund Barrow
General Sir Edmund George Barrow in 1916.jpg
Barrow in 1916
Died1934 (aged 81 or 82)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1871 - 1919
Commands heldHong Kong Regiment
1st (Peshawar) Division
Southern Army, India
Battles/warsSecond Anglo-Afghan War
Anglo-Egyptian War
Boxer Rebellion
World War I
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

Military careerEdit

Barrow was commissioned into the 102nd Regiment of Foot in 1871.[1][2] Having joined the Indian Army in 1877, he served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.[3] He was a member of the Lockhart Boundary Commission to Chitral, Kafirstan, Hunza and Wakhan in 1885 and the Anglo-Siamese Boundary Commission in 1889.[3] He was made Commanding Officer of the Hong Kong Regiment in 1892,[3] and took part in the Tirah Expedition to the North West Frontier of India in 1897. He was appointed deputy adjutant-general, Bengal Command, on 1 April 1900,[4] but only three months later, in July 1900 was transferred as Chief of Staff for the China Expeditionary Force in response to the Boxer Rebellion,[3] after which he was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB).[5] He was appointed Secretary to the Military Department of the Government of India in November 1901, with the temporary rank of Major-general whilst so employed,[6] and General Officer Commanding 1st (Peshawar) Division in India in 1904.[3] He was appointed General Officer Commanding the Southern Army in India in 1908.[3]

He served in World War I as Military Secretary to the India Office from 1914.[3] He was appointed a member of the Council of India in 1917 and retired in 1919.[3]


  1. ^ "No. 23812". The London Gazette. 29 December 1871. p. 5877.
  2. ^ "Barrow, Lieut.-General Sir Edmund George Barrow". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 102.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  4. ^ Hart′s Army list, 1901
  5. ^ "No. 27337". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 July 1901. p. 4915.
  6. ^ "No. 27403". The London Gazette. 4 February 1902. p. 718.
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Hunter
GOC-in-C, Southern Army, India
1908 – 1912
Succeeded by
Sir John Nixon
Preceded by
Sir Beauchamp Duff
Military Secretary to the India Office
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Cox