Resident at the home of his grandmother, Rose Fahey, on Main Street, Longford
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||08-01-1938|
Matthew, according to the census, was born in America c.1894. By 1901 Matt was living with two of his sisters, Annie and Ellen, along with aunts, uncles and cousins, at the home of their grandmother Rose Fahey (Fahy).
He served in France, India, Mesopotamia and Egypt. He received the 1914 Star and the British War and Victory Medals. He had his left fore finger shot off and was awarded the Silver War Badge.
Barlow appears to have later served with Eoin O'Duffy's Irish Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, on the side of the Republicans under General Franco. However, it appears that he died of pneumonia in the County Hospital at the age of c.44
|Parents Names:||Son of Mary Barlow|
Longford Leader, 1937, Longford Volunteers, Irish Brigade; link to (probable) Civil Record of Death;