1872 Private JOHN BARLOW
Railway Pioneer Regiment
John Barlow was born in 1873. He was a British subject and a member of the Church of England. His next of kin was his father, S. Barlow, of 21, Hyde Road in Woodley, Cheshire.
Barlow emigrated to South Africa and worked as a labourer before the start of the South African War of 1899 -1902. He enlisted in the Railway Pioneer Regiment at Cape Town on the 31st of January 1901 and was assigned to "D" Company of the 3rd Battalion. Barlow served a total of six months with the regiment and was discharged when his time expired.
Barlow was discharged at Cape Town on the 4th of August 1901. Upon his discharge, his character was described as good. He gave as his intended place of residence after discharge his father's address in Cheshire.
For his service during the war Barlow was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY] [TRANSVAAL] and [SOUTH AFRICA 1901].
Soldier's Papers. Public Record Office, London.