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
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.