EASTERN STANDARD January 15th 1949
Death of Lt.-Col. Barr, T.D.
Director of Parkhead Firm
THE DEATH occurred in Dublin on Wednesday of Lieut-Colonel Robert Barr, T.D., a director of A.G. Barr and Co., Ltd, aerated water manufacturers, Gallowgate. He was 53.
Until his recent ill-health, Lieut-Colonel Barr took an active interest in business and a leading part in the activities of the Aerated Water Manufacturers’ Association in Scotland.
He joined the London Scottish before the outbreak of war in 1914 and served with the battalion in France, taking part in all their engagements. Commissioned to the 7th Batt. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), he served with that battalion for the remainder of the war and saw service in Gallipoli, Palestine and France.
He rejoined the battalion when it was formed again, and served continuously until the outbreak of war in 1939, at which time he was in command.
Early in 1940 Lieut-Colonel Barr was appointed officer for Glasgow district, and continued in that capacity until the end of the war. He took a great interest in regimental affairs, and was a member of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) regimental committee, as well as a member of the Territorial Association in Glasgow.
Well known in West of Scotland badminton circles, he was a keen horticulturist, and took a delight in the finer points of art. Colonel Barr was educated as Glasgow High School.