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Edmund Barrow

Sir Edmund Barrow
General Sir Edmund George Barrow in 1916.jpg
Barrow in 1916
Born 1852
Died 1934 (aged 81 or 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1871 - 1919
Rank General
Commands held Hong Kong Regiment
1st (Peshawar) Division
Southern Army, India
Battles/wars Second Anglo-Afghan War
Anglo-Egyptian War
Boxer Rebellion
World War I
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

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.

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