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Lieutenant Colonel John Barrow (1808–1898), Paddington Rifles

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The Paddington Rifles was formed in 1860 as the 36th Middlesex (Paddington) Volunteer Rifle Corps, and became the 18th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps (as 4th Volunteer Battalion, The Rifle Brigade) in 1879, although it was still widely known as the Paddington Rifles. Barrow wears the medal of the Volunteer Officer’s Decoration, instituted in 1892 for officers with 20 years commissioned service in the Volunteer Force.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 83.1 x W 63.8 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1992-11-128

Acquisition method

gift from Dr A. E. P. Twort, 1992

Work type



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