Charles Marlow


Charles Marlow
22nd May 1894.


First World War

Date of Death / Age

23 years.

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
112th Company.


British War and Victory medals


Bay 10


>He has no Headstone. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the missing.

UK Memorials

St Mary's Church Memorial, Kings Walden, Breachwood Green Baptist Chapel Memorial, Breachwood Green, Not on Welwyn War Memorial.

Pre War

Charles was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire on 22nd May 1894 the son of Arthur Marlow     (B 1858 in Offley, Herts) and Elizabeth Mary Ann Marlow (nee Pitts) (B 1857 in Pirton, Herts). One of eight children.

Baptised at St Marys Kings Walden, Herts on 5th October 1894.

1901 Census records Charles aged 6, living with his parents, Brother Herbert 22, William 19, Fred 11, James 4 and sister Ellen 13, in Breachwood Green, Herts.

Charles attended Lee Green, Kings Walden and Breachwood Green National Schools.

1911 Census records Charles aged 16, working as a Farm Labourer, living with his parents and brother James 14, in Breachwood Green, (Ne Kings Walden), Welwyn, Herts. His parents later lived at 4 Henry Street, Luton, Beds.

His younger brother James died in 1912.

Wartime Service

Charles enlisted in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, posted to the Bedfordshire Regiment with the service No 20274. Transferred to the Machin Gun Corps with the service No 25509.

Charles was Killed in Action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the Arras offensive, on 11th April 1917, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the missing.

Additional Information

A war gratuity of £9 was awarded to his father Arthur as well as pay owing of £9 17s 9d. Part of 37th Division.


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