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1914/15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (6310 Pte.: G.H. Barrow, E. Surr. R.), Memorial Plaque: (GEORGE HENRY BARROW - the husband of Ellen Barrow of 42 Muriel Street, Caledonian Road, London was born at Brighton, Sussex around 1883. He was residing at Islington, London at the date he enlisted and was sent to France from 31 August 1915: He was KILLED IN ACTION less than a month later, on 26 September 1915, the second day of the Battle of Loos. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, The Battalion War Diary records that, "Soon after 4 am on the morning of Sunday, September 26th. the Battalion was ordered to take cover in some German support trenches which had been captured the day before. Efforts were made to bring up some rations to the men but the enemy's shell fire prevented this being done. At 10.20 am. orders were received to attack at 11 am. The enemy's position extended between HULLOCH and CITE ST AUGUSTE. The attack was launched at 11 am. and was carried right up to the enemy's trenches but the wire not being cut it was impossible to get through the enemy's lines although several fruitless attempts were made. The casualties were very heavy at this point chiefly owing to some machine guns which formed a heavy cross fire on our men. The order was then given for the Brigade to retire to the line of trenches from which it had advanced in the morning. This retirement was carried out in an orderly manner under heavy shell fire of all kinds and the trenches were lined and manned. The enemy continued to shell very heavily until about 5 pm. in the afternoon and many of the slightly wounded were wounded again or killed. The Battalion was relieved soon after 1 am.. The casualties numbered 14 Officers and 438 Other Ranks." This was the first occasion on which the Battalion had been in action and it resulted in the loss of half it's number.) Sold with verification; copy CWGC. and 'Soldiers Died' information and transcript taken from the Battalion War Diary: NEF - £375