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Matthew Barlow

Rank: Private
Street: Chapel Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: U.S.A.
Census 1901: Resident on Main Street, Longford
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4329
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Matthew, according to the census, was born in America c.1894. 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. 

Parents Names: His mother was Mary Barlow

Longford Leader, 1937, Longford Volunteers, Irish Brigade

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