Name:-    Barlas, John

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-    18

Rank:-    Private

Number:-    22721


Service:-    Army

Regiment / Ship:-    11th Bn., Royal Scots

Date of death:-    Wednesday, 17th November 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Area of Cemetery / Memorial :-   

Family information:-    Son of John and Minnie Barlas, "Countlaw View", Old Rattray

1901 Census ...

Balmoral Place, Rattray, Perthshire

John Barlas, head, 42, jobbing gardener, b. Inchture, Perth

Williamina Barlas, wife, 34, b. Sketty, Sutherland

Elizabeth A Barlas, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Govan, Lanark

William M Barlas, son, 9, b. Govan, Lanark

Catherine H Barlas, daughter, 5, scholar, b. Kinloch, Perth

John Barlas, son, 3, b. Alyth, Perth

Minnie M Barlas, daughter, 1, b. Alyth, Perth

Extra information:-

In the 1903 Blairgowrie High School Register, John and the family are living in Jessie Street, Blairgowrie.  He was born on 6th April 1897, and left Blairgowrie High School on 30 June 1913.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 20th November 1915 page 5

"Private John Barlas, 3rd Royal Scots, second son of Mr. John Barlas, gardener, 25 High Street, Blairgowrie, has been admitted to No.14 General Hospital , France, wounded on the face - not very seriously."

Blairgowrie Advertiser 27th November 1915

"Wounded Blairgowrie Soldier Drowned"

"Last week we reported that Private John Barlas, 3rd Royal Scots, second son of Mr. John Barlas, 25 High Street, Blairgowrie had been admitted to No. 14 General Hospital, France, wounded on the face - not very serious.

On Wednesday morning Mr. Barlas was notified officially that his son had been drowned in the English Channel through the mining and sinking of the hospital ship "Anglia".  A peculier sadness attaches to the circumstances of the young man's death, and with his parents and other relatives deep sympathy has been expressed.

Private Barlas was an apprentice chemist with ex-Bailie Davidson, and enlisted early in the year. He was a bright and smart youth, and as a gifted reciter his services were frequently requisitioned at local entertainments."

Blairgowrie Advertiser 4th December 1915

Here is a large article on John Barlas.

Blairgowrie Cemetery

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