Barry, Stanley Leonard (1873 -1943)
Stanley Barry was born on 31st December 1873 to Sir Francis Tress Barry, 1st Baronet, and Sarah Douglas Herron. After his education at Harrow, he embarked on what was to be a distinguished career in the army. He fought with the 10th Royal Hussars in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, gaining a mention in Despatches, the Queen’s Medal with six clasps, the King’s Medal with two clasps and the D.S.O. He went on to serve in France during the European War as A.D.C. to the Commander in Chief of the British Expeditionary Force and in attendance on HRH the Prince of Wales. He was made an M.V.O. and a C.M.G. in 1915 and gained his C.B.E. Military in 1919.
Colonel Barry’s later appointments and civil posts included membership of His Majesty’s Bodyguard and The Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Justice of the Peace for Buckinghamshire, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Lord of Manor of Long Crendon, Bucks, and Hampton Gay, Oxon. He died on 22nd December 1943, aged 69.