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Barstow, Arthur Edward (1885-1942)

"Bustling Bill" Barstow commanded 9 Indian Division in Malaya when war broke out. He joined Heath in unsuccessfully urging a withdrawal from east Malaya. He was killed in a Japanese ambush on 28 January 1942 when he went forward to investigate the unauthorized demolition of a bridge and of the accompanying telephone lines.

Service record

1885     

Born
1933
Major     
Commander, 2/11 Sikh Regiment
1938
Brigadier     
Commander, Kohat Brigade, India
1940

Commander, Waziristan District, India
1940
Major general     
Commander, 9 Indian Division, Malaya
1942-1-28     

Killed in action

References

AxisHistory.com (accessed 2011-11-13)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-1-18)

Willmott (1982)



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