Captain (Temporary Commission) George Flett Barr

Biography of Captain (Temporary Commission) George Flett Barr

Captain George Flett Barr died in France on 23rd March 1916, of cerebrospinal meningitis. He was born in Paisley on 25th March 1891, the eldest son of the late Mr James Barr. His early education was received in the John Neilson Institute, Paisley, and the High School of Glasgow, whence he proceeded to Glasgow University in 1909. He graduated MB ChB with distinction in Surgery in 1914, and took two prizes in Clinical Medicine (Operative Surgery and Dermatology) and a Second Class Certificate in Diseases of Throat and Nose.

After graduation he filled the posts of House Surgeon and House Physician at the Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley and subsequently that of resident Medical Officer at the Paisley Burgh Isolation Hospital and Assistant to the Burgh Medical Officer of Health. In the earliest days of the war he offered his services to the military, and after a delay received a commission in the RAMC, being subsequently promoted to a captaincy. Hard at work up until the evening of 18th March, he had to give up on the morning of the 19th, and died on the morning of the 23rd. He was buried at Ligneveuil, near Arras.


Captain (Temporary Commission) George Flett Barr
Rank: Captain (Temporary Commission)
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Degree: MB ChB
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Obituary: The High School of Glasgow: the book of Service and Remembrance (Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson, 1921)

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register

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