Charles Barsby

Medals awarded

  • Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Members
  • Defence Medal 1939-45
  • War Medal 1939-45
  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Charles Barsby was born in Richmond in 1915.

Major-General Gordon wrote that Barsby was his Chief Clerk when Gordon arrived at The Depot in 1938 to take over as Adjutant. He recounted how it was Barsby who in his quiet and determined way taught him how to set things out when faced with daunting office procedure.

According to Gordon, Barsby had a delightful sense of humour…; in 1939, they triumphed at the hundred and one tasks that came their way, working as a team. “I never remember him at any time getting into a flap, or becoming angry, he was in fact quite imperturbable.”

Charles Barsby, standing, fourth from right arms folded.


Warrant Officer Barsby was one of the Green Howards who proposed a toast at the concert for those awaiting demobilisation at Richmond Barracks, 26th June 1945. Charles Barsby died 10th July 1973 whilst living just round the corner from the regimental depot in Beechfield Road, Richmond.