PFC Ernest G Barrows

Photo added by Charlet Roskovics

PFC Ernest G Barrows

  • Birth 14 Mar 1920 Waquoit Village, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1944 Vanuatu
  • Burial Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 118650829

May 5, 1944, Falmouth Enterprise
Falmouth Soldier Killed In Action
Ernest G. Barrows of Waquoit Dies in Battle in South Pacific

Death of another Falmouth soldier, Pfc. Ernest G. Barrows of Waquoit, was announced here by War Department telegram yesterday afternoon. He was killed in action on Efate Island, in the New Hebrides, on April 24. The message was delivered to his father, Manuel Barrows, by Newell I. Colson, commander of W. W. Post, American Legion. Mr.Barrows a week ago today had a letter from his son, postmarked April 25 at the army post office, San Francisco. He had written his father that he was sending home a box of souvenirs, including grass skirts and straw hats bought from natives of the New Hebrides.

Pfc. Barrows is the eighth Falmouth man to die in this war. He has a brother, Pfc. Albert Barrows, also serving in the South Pacific, and now in an army hospital recovering from illness. His mother died in 1936.

Born in Waquoit March 14, 1920. Pfc. Barrows attended Falmouth schools, leaving school in 1940 to work at Camp Edwards. He enlisted in the Army in September, 1942, and after basic training at Fort Devens, was sent to the South Pacific. He has been there more than a year.

He leaves, besides his father, four brothers and two sisters: Edwin, Alton, Albert, and Manuel Jr., Miss Irene Barrows, and Mrs. Manuel Ben David of Mashpee.


Falmouth Enterprise, May 12, 1944
PFC. ERNEST G. BARROWS, Waquoit man whose death in action in the New Hebrides on April 24 made the eighth Falmouth war fatality. Pfc. Barrows was son of Manuel Barrows. He was born in Waquoit, March 14, 1920.


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  • Created by: Charlet Roskovics
  • Added: 13 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118650829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Ernest G Barrows (14 Mar 1920–24 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118650829, citing Falmouth Old Burying Ground, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Charlet Roskovics (contributor 47959578) .