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17230   Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant James Alex Bell Barlowe
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 19th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/09/1895
Died: 16/07/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
James Alex Bell Barlowe was the son of James A Barlowe and Martha Barlowe. James was born on 25th September 1895 in the district of Cookstown, probably in the Stewartstown area. The family moved to Belfast. His father was a journalist. James was educated at R.B.A.I. James enlisted in September 1914. James went up through the ranks very quickly. By 29th November 1915 he attained the rank of Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. All of this occurred while he was in England. James caught influenza and Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Barlowe died of acute pulmonary tuberculosis at his home at Grangefield, Craigavad, County Down on 16th July 1919.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Donaghendry Ch Of Ireland Churchyard
  Stewartstown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 661735
Donaghendry Church of Ireland Churchyard is in the centre of Stewartstown, County Tyrone, on the Coagh Road (B160).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Donaghenry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 297
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Barlowe family 1901 census lists James A as age 5, son of a journalist, at house 107 in Cambrai Street, Shankill Ward, Belfast
2 1911 Census lists Barlowe family 1911 census lists James Alex Bell as age 15 at house 49 in Cliftonville Road, Clifton, Belfast
3 Auction postcard Postcard sent to JAB Barlowe
4 Barry Niblock - North Down & Ards Details of Sergeant James Alex Bell Barlowe
5 Glencraig War Memorial Photo of Memorial
6 Army record cause of death (2)
7 Army record cause of death (1)
8 Letter from father to army. Notice of death.
9 Letter from father to army
10 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
11 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Past pupil of Inst. Includes photo of grave.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023