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Major General Sir Harry Barron, KCMG, CVO (11 August 1847 – 27 March 1921) was a British Army officer who served as Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913, and Governor of Western Australia from 1913 to 1917.[1]

Sir Harry Barron

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10th Governor of Tasmania
In office
29 September 1909 – 9 March 1913
Preceded bySir Gerald Strickland
Succeeded bySir William Ellison-Macartney
16th Governor of Western Australia
In office
17 March 1913 – 8 April 1917
PremierJohn Scaddan (1913–16)
Frank Wilson (1916–17)
Preceded bySir Gerald Strickland
Succeeded bySir William Ellison-Macartney
Personal details
Born11 August 1847
Denmark Hill, Surrey, England
Died27 March 1921 (1921-03-28) (aged 73)
Weybridge, Surrey, England
Spouse(s)Clara Emily Kelly
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service1867–1909
RankMajor General
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

LifeEdit

Barron was born in 1847 and he attended Stubbington House School[2] and in 1877 he married Clara Emily, daughter of Major General T. Conyngham Kelly; they had a daughter.

Barron was Governor of Tasmania from 1909 to 1913, and Governor of Western Australia from 1913 to 1917.

In 1920, he was made colonel commandant of the Royal Artillery.[1]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bolton, G. C. (1979). "Barron, Sir Harry (1847–1921)". Melbourne University Publishing. pp. 190–191. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  2. ^ "BARRON, Maj.-Gen. Sir Harry". Who Was Who. -A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2012.(subscription required)

General referencesEdit

  • A. B. Keith, Responsible Government in the Dominions, vol 1 (Oxford, 1928); Mercury (Hobart), 28 Dec 1912; West Australian (Perth), 13 Mar 1913, 3–8, 26, 27 Feb 1917.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Gerald Strickland
Governor of Tasmania
1909–1913
Succeeded by
Sir William Ellison-Macartney
Governor of Western Australia
1913–1917