John Barklay Barr

Biography of John Barklay Barr

John Barr
John Barr

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander John Barkley Barr was born in Blantyre and graduated MB, ChB from the University in 1936. He joined the Royal Navy during the war and served aboard the armed merchant cruiser, HMS Patroclus.

Barkley was killed on 3 November 1940 when his ship was one of three torpedoed by the German submarine U-99 off the coast of Northern Ireland.


John Barklay Barr
Born 13 June 1910, Blantyre, Scotland.
Died 3 November 1940.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1936;
Father's Details: John Barr; Teacher
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 1st Jan 2008

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