Private Charles Marlow

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

Dec 1937

Service Number

20982, 496523

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Slate Hall
United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Charles Marlow was born in 1875 in Sundon, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire. He was 1 of 7 children born to William & Sarah Ann.

In 1881 he is 6 years old & living with his family in Sundon. HIs father is 30 years old & working as an agricultural labourer alongside Charles' brother 12 year old Frederick. His mother Sarah 30, is at home looking after his younger siblings, George 9, Clara 4 & 1 year old Esau.

In 1891 he is still living in Sundon, but his mother has died, George & Frederick have left home & he is working with his father as a farm labourer to help support Clara, Esau & now 9 year old Thomas & 6 year old Harriet.

Charles marries Catherine Kate Randell in Luton in 1905.

In 1911 he is 36 years old & working at the cement & lime works. He is still living in Slate Hall Sundon with Kate & their 2 children, 13 year old Fred, a farm labourer & 5 year old Dorothy.

Charles enlisted in 1915 into the Bedfordshire Regiment & was posted to France in July 1916. In early 1917 he found himself in a military hospital in Brighouse, Yorkshire.

Charles survived the war & died in Luton in December 1937.

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Author: KarenC

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