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36219 James Marlow

36219 James Marlow born in 1896 in Burton-on-Trent. He was one of five children to David and Clare Marlow of Lock Side, Rode Heath. James was 5 feet 3 ¾ inches tall, weighed 123lbs and had a scar on the inside of left leg above the ankle and another scar over his right eye. His occupation was a boatman and he was unmarried.


James enlisted on 14/03/1916 in Congleton. Part of his Military Service Record is as follows: Home (Home means in Britain) 14/03/1916-15/06/1916, embarked for France on 16/06/1916. On the 18th July 1916 he was posted to 13th Battalion in the field, then on the 23rd July posted to the 10th Battalion in the field.

On the 19th December 1916 he was given a 7-day sentence C.B (confined to Barrack) for misconduct. James died from wounds on the 20/02/1917.


James father David had to sign a “Statement of the names & address of all relatives of James who where still living” this form was dated 20th June 1920, James father signed his name with an X and someone had written next to the X “the mark off David Marlow”.

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