General Sir George de Symons Barrow GCB KCMG


George de Symons Barrow was from a military family, born in India on 25 Oct 1864, the son of a major-general in the Indian Army. He was the last Colonel of the 20th Hussars and continued as Colonel of the amalgamated 14th/20th Hussars.

1884 Commissioned into the Connaught Rangers
1886 Transferred to 35th Scinde Horse
1895 Service in Waziristan
1895 Captain. 23 Aug
1899 ADC to C-in-C East Indies
1900 Boxer Rebellion
1901 ADC to General Sir Arthur Palmer C-in-C India
1902 Major, 23 Aug
1902 Married Sybilla Way
1903 Deputy Adjutant and QMG in India
1908 DAAG at Staff College, Camberley
1911 Staff Officer at Staff College, Quetta
1914 Staff Officer in BEF
1917 GOC Yeomanry Mounted Division
1917 Present at fall of Jerusalem
1918 GOC 4th Cavalry Division
1919 Served in 3rd Afghan War
1919 GOC Peshawar District
1920 Colonel of 20th Hussars, 31.3.1920 -1922
1922 Colonel of 14th/20th Hussars 1922 - 20.5.1937
1923 Adjutant-General, India
1923 GOC Eastern Command, India
1929 Retired
1959 Died on 28 December.


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by Stephen Luscombe