Barlow, Wilfred Griffith (Lieutenant, b.1896 - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0090
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Barlow, Wilfred Griffith
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1906
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Wilfred Griffith Barlow, 58 Battalion, France 1916-1917. Collection consists of four letters written during 1916-17 by Barlow to a friend, Goodsir Fowler, in Australia describing leave taken in England and action on the Western Front, France.

History / Summary

From the letters it appears that Goodsir Fowler and Barlow were teaching colleagues at Porcupine Ridge, a school in Victoria. The letters mention some pupils of the school and Barlow requested that some of his ex-pupils write to him.

Biographical note: Lieutenant Wilfred Griffith Barlow, 58th Battalion, AIF. Killed in action, Bullecourt, 12 May 1917. Age 30. Son of Jonathan Joseph and Elizabeth Emma Barlow; husband of Constance Violet Barlow. Born at Richmond, Victoria.