C.B. London Gazette 1.1.1936.
O.B.E. London Gazette 12.12.1919 'In recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the Military Operations in Mesopotamia'.
Mention in Despatches London Gazettes 13.7.1916; 15.8.1917; 12.3.1918; 27.8.1918 and 5.6.1919.
French Croix de Guerre London Gazette 7.6.1919.
Major-General Frederick Wilmot Barron, C.B., O.B.E., was born in June 1880 and was educated at Abbey School, Beckenham, Radley College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Commissioned into the Royal Garrison Artillery as Lieutenant in 1899, he quickly witnessed active service in South Africa, where he was present in operations in the Transvaal between July and November 1900, including the actions at Reit Vlei and Lydenberg that September, in addition to other operations in the Orange River Colony and Cape Colony.
Barron was advanced to Major at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 and, according to at least one obituarist, was subsequently 'in the thickest of the fighting in France, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Persia', gaining the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, an O.B.E. and five 'Mentions'.
Barron went on to enjoy several senior appointments between the Wars, was advanced to Major-General in 1934, the year in which he became Inspector of Fixed Defences at the War Office, and was created a C.B. in 1936, shortly before being placed on the Retired List. The renewal of hostilities, however, ensured his swift return to uniform at G.H.Q. Home Forces and the War Office until 1941, when he became a half Colonel in the Home Guard. The General, 'a kind and Christian gentleman', who always 'treated others with consideration and respect', finally retired to the West Country and died there in January 1963.