Matthew Semple Leggat Barr Scotland

Biography of Matthew Semple Leggat Barr

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) War Memorial
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) War Memorial

Matthew Barr was one of several men from the extended Barr family of East Kilbride who were killed in both World War I and II. His parents were both teachers, James and Jeanie, and he graduated only a year before he was killed in action.


Matthew Semple Leggat Barr
Born 1 April 1921, East Kilbride, Scotland.
Died 20 July 1943.
GU Degree: MA, 1942;
University Link: Graduate
Father's Details: James Barr; Teacher
War Service: Lieutenant, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Grave / Memorial: Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 21st May 2009

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Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

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University Roles

  • Graduate

WWII Roll of Honour