Harold Eric Barrowclough

Harold Eric Barrowclough

name=Sir Harold Barrowclough
order=8th Chief Justice of New Zealand
term_start=17 November 1953
term_end=17 January 1966
predecessor=Humphrey O'Leary
successor=Richard Wild
birth_date=23 June 1894
birth_place=Masterton, NZL
death_date=4 March 1972
death_place=Auckland, NZL
spouse=Mary Duthie

Major-General Rt Hon Sir Harold Eric Barrowclough, KCMG CB DSO & Bar MC (23 June 18944 March 1972) was a New Zealand military leader, lawyer, and Chief Justice.

Born at Masterton, New Zealand, he attended the University of Otago. He commanded the 4th Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in World War I. After the war he commanded the Otago Regiment and, in 1930 – 31, the 3rd New Zealand Infantry Brigade. During World War II he commanded the 6th New Zealand Brigade in the Middle East, rising to lead the 3rd New Zealand Division and finally the New Zealand Pacific Forces. His awards included the United States Legion of Merit.Staff report (November 2, 1944). U.S. Decorates New Zealander. "New York Times"]

He was appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand in 1953 (to 1966), and became a member of the Privy Council in 1954.

He married Mary Duthie in 1921, and they had 3 children.


External links

* [http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/B/BarrowcloughRightHonSirHaroldEric/BarrowcloughRightHonSirHaroldEric/en Biography in the 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand]
* [http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=5B12 Barrowclough, Harold Eric 1894 - 1972]

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