Barber, Colin Muir "Tiny"

Date of birth:
June 27th, 1897 (Birkenhead, United Kingdom)
Date of death:
May 5th, 1964
Service number:
6512
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
29 March 1918: 2nd Lt.
25 April 1918: Lt.
31 January 1925: Capt.
11 March 1937: Maj.
22 July - 3 November 1930: A/Lt.Col.
4 November 1940: Lt.Col.
26 March 1941: A/Col
26 September 1941: T/Col.
30 June 1943: Col.
20 October 1941: A/Brig.
20 April 1942: T/T/Brig.
3 August 1944: A/Maj.Gen.
3 August 1945: T/Maj.Gen.
27 February 1942: Lt.Gen.

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Awarded on:
March 13th, 1925
Action:
"For gallant and distinguished services in action in connection with operations in Warizistan."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
4th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, British Expeditionary Force (BEF)
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1940
Action:
"For gallant and distinguished services in action in connection with recent operations."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1944
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."
Details:
Second DSO received as bar
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1945
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1945
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1945
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in connection with operations in North West Europe."
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major-General
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1945
Mentioned in Despatches
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in connection with operations in North West Europe."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major-General
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1946
Commandeur in de Kroonorde
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in connection with the War."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Major-General
Unit:
15th (Scottish) Infantry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1946
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in connection with the War."
Croix de Guerre 1940
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant-General
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1952
Details:
HM Birthday Honours
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)
Details:
"Warizistan"
India General Service Medal (1909 IGSM)
Details:
"Palestine 1936-1939"
General Service Medal 1918-1962

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