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 THE MEN OF BARROW-UPON-SOAR WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 THE GREAT WAR - WWI 1914-1918 (71)  

 WWII 1939-1945 (19)

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MARLOW, ALBERT 11398
Private - 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in action France and Flanders on Friday 17th December, 1915 Aged 21
Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Bienvillers, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref:  I. A. 76.
Son of Herbert (died 17/08/30) and Caroline (died 05/04/47) Marlow, of 24, New Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father and mother rest in Plot-933, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Father was a sawyer. Albert was baptised on 2 April 1899 at 4 years old, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: -Sidney, Arthur, Elsie Lilian, Herbert Wilfred, Gladys Hilda, Harold, Florence Amy, Phyllis Mabel.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the 5th Leicestershire Battalion - Albert Marlow.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action: The sad news has been received, though not at present officially confirmed, that Private Albert Marlow, of the 7th Leicestershire Regiment, has been killed by shrapnel while in his billet at the Front. The greatest sympathy is felt with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Marlow, in their sorrow and anxiety. Pvte. Albert Marlow was a member of the Church of England Men's Society, and was much respected and beloved by all who knew him.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Albert Marlow, December 17th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Private Albert Marlow, 7th Leicesters, 17th December, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in "Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, the Leicestershire Regiment, Page 50"

 

MARLOW, EDMUND TED (Dick) 14358480
Gunner - 181st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died on Saturday 10th February, 1945 Aged 30
Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands - Grave Ref:  23. G. 1.
EDMOND TED MARLOW - Known as 'Dickie' to his family.
'Dick' Marlow was killed when he was blown up by a mine just after he received his leave pass, which would have enabled him to visit his home.
Born on 30 June 1914, son of Edmond and Martha Marlow.
Husband of Irene Dorothy Marlow, of Clarendon Park Road, Leic. He left a wife and two children, John who was three years old, and a baby, Ann.
Father was a labourer and subsequently a chimney sweep.
Edmund Snr. was a Private in the 2nd Leicestershire Regiment in WWI. Dick was baptised 30 January 1916 as reported in  'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, February 1916  - BAPTISMS - January 30th, Edmund Marlow.' Siblings: - Winnie, Lucy, Irene, Beatrice, Robert, Annie, Olive, Phyllis, Iris.
Sister - Mrs. Iris Perkins (Bert Perkins) lives in Barrow-upon-Soar.  Sister - Olive McBride has written a book about  her family. She lives in Loughborough.

 


MARLOW, GEORGE WILLIAM  12559
Regimental Quartermaster Serjeant (WO.II) - 12th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died of nephritis in The Leicester Royal Infirmary on Saturday 27th May, 1916 Aged 41
Military Stone with Regimental Crest
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Plot C-661 Rev. T. Stone
Register of Burials in Burial Ground of Barrow-Upon-Soar, Page 16, Entry 777
Son of Henry (died 28/05/24) and Selina (died 21/10/07) Marlow. Father and mother rest in Plot-599, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery.
Husband of Maud Rosamond Marlow, of 76, Dover Street, Leicester. Father was a framework knitter. Joined in Leicester. George was baptised on 4 September 1881 at 6 years old, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - Alfred Augustus, Ellen Elizabeth, Herbert Edward, Mary Jane, Rose Emma, Arthur Ernest, John Henry, Florence Selina, Percy Edwin.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Quartermaster-Sergt. George William Marlow, Leicester Regiment, 27th May, 1916. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in "Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, The Leicestershire Regiment, Page 69"
"The War Graves of The British Empire - Cemeteries And Churchyards in Leicestershire, Page 12"
Niece - Iris Perkins (Bert) Barrow-upon-Soar - is also a sister of Edmund Marlow.

 

 MITCHELL, FRANK G/15092
Private - 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Killed in action on Wednesday 18th September, 1918
Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France - Grave Ref:  II. E. 16.
Son of William and Jane of Barrow-upon-Soar. Frank was baptised on 7 August 1892, at Barrow-upon-Soar. 
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1916 - The Roll of Honour -Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow: Frank Mitchell.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Frank Mitchell.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1918 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action  - The following name is to be added to the Roll of Honour. We much regret to record the sad news that Private Frank Mitchell, 7th Royal Sussex Regiment, was 'killed in action', September 18th, 1918.'

 

  

             

 

  MUSSON, ALFRED P/JX291778
Able Seaman - H.M.S. Chrysanthemum, Royal Navy
Died in Coxton Hall, London on Monday 22nd December, 1941 Aged 35
Military Stone, Royal Naval Crest 'Called in Life's Early Afternoon Say Not Thou Christ  Called Too Soon'
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Plot C-968, Rev. W. H. Dew
Register of Burials in Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 38, Entry 41 and Page 51
Son of Herbert (died 23/08/13) and Ruth (died 24/04/48) Musson of Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father and mother rest in Plot-194, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Father was a shoe hand. Alfred accidentally drowned in The Thames when he fell between his ship, H.M.S. Chrysanthemum, and the quay on or about 22nd December, 1941. He died in Coxton Hall, London, Sw1. Siblings: - Phyllis.
Listed in "1939-1945 The War Dead of The Commonwealth - Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire and Rutland, Page 2"

 

  

  NEAL, HOWARD LAWTON 2625453
Guardsman - Grenadier Guards
Died at Loughborough General Hospital, Leicestershire on Wednesday 28th March, 1945 Aged 18
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England, UK Plot A-54, Military Stone Regimental Crest 'One of The Best' Rev. W. H. Dew  Page 39, Entry 100 & Page 51
Son of Philip Harold and Mary Ann (died 11/06/53 Plot-53.1) Neal, of Barrow-upon-Soar.
Listed in '1939-1945 The War Dead of The Commonwealth - Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire and Rutland, Page 2"
Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 39, Entry 100 and Page 51
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 NEALE (Neal), HORACE JOSEPH  BRISTOL Z/4713
Able Seaman - Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division RNVR
Died of Wounds, France & Flanders Saturday 29th December, 1917 Aged 21
Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-plouich, Nord, France - Grave Ref:  A. 39.
Son of Alfred and Mary Neale, of 26, New Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. In some instances I have found the 'e' missing at the end of the surname.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. - Horace Neale, Leicestershire Regiment.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: Horace Neal.' (Note the spelling of surname)
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Horace Neal.' (Note the spelling of surname)
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, February 1918 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - It is our sad duty to record the following casualty: Able-Seaman Horace Joseph Neal, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, "died from wounds received in action" 29th December, 1917. We desire to express our sympathy with the parents and relatives in their bereavement.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1918 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held for those who have made the Great Sacrifice for their country during the past twelve months was held on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m. Named on the Roll of Honour: Able-Seaman Horace Joseph Neale, Royal Naval Division, December 29th, 1917.'

 

NEWBY, FRANCES (FRANK) 20807
Private - 2nd Battalion, Royal Scottish Fusiliers
Killed in action on Monday 19th July, 1915 Aged 25
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref: Panel  11
Son of William Newby and  ?
Husband of Kate Mary (nee Rowley) Neale married on 24 May 1915, at Barrow-upon-Soar. Frank Newby was a Private in The Royal Scots Brigade based at Chickerell Camp, Weymouth at the time of his marriage.
'The East Akeley Deanery Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar, March 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. - Frank Newby, the New Army.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1915 - The War - Killed in Action - We regret to have to record another loss the parish has sustained in the death of Private Francis Newby, of the 2nd  Royal Scots Regiment, who was killed in action on July 19th. He was the youngest son of Mr. William Newby, who has four other sons on active service: Sergeant William Newby and Private Albert Newby (who has been wounded), of the Leicester Regiment; Private Arthur Newby, who is at the front, and Private Herbert Newby, who is in Egypt. Private Francis Newby was married only a few months ago, and we extend to the widow and father our sincere sympathy in their sorrow and bereavement.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - The following is listed as 'Killed in Action : Private Frank Newby.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: Frank Newby.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Frank Newby, July 19th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Private Frank Newby, 2nd Royal Scots., 19th July, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'

  

 

 

NEWBY, JOHN (Jack) 19659
Private - 24th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Inf), 1st Sherwood Foresters, (Notts. & Derby Regiment)
Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, Somme on Tuesday 6th March, 1917 Aged 25
Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-monacu, Somme, France - Grave Ref:  II. G. 27.
Remembered on Family Stone, Plot-95, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, 'Though Death Divides, Fond Memories Cling'
JOHN NEWBY - Also known as Jack, was 'killed in action' at Neuve Chapelle, Somme. Son of John (died 01/04/06 Age 46 Plot-633) and Jane Newby (died 04/01/29 Age 69 Plot-95) Strangely, the tombstone, Plot-95 where Jane is buried, lists her husband and remembered son in the same grave although her husband, John is shown in The Burial Records as resting in Plot-633. John/Jack was baptised on 5 January 1892, at Barrow-upon-Soar. His father was a labourer. Jack was a former member of The Church Lad's Brigade. Siblings: - Eliza, Sarah Jane, Harry, Emma Lizzie, Wilfred, Frederick William.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. NOTTS. & DERBY REGIMENT - John (Jack) Newby.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Jack Newby.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, MAY 1917 - The War -The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Private John (Jack) Newby, of the 1st Notts. & Derby Regiment, was killed in action on March 6th, 1917.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Private John (Jack) Newby, 1st Notts. & Derby  Regiment, March 6th, 1917.'

   

Private W. A. Oliver, Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref: Panel  53 to 56

OLIVER, WILLIAM ALFRED 15761
Private - 8th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Killed in action on Saturday 25th September, 1915
Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref: Panel  53 to 56
Son of
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. -William Alfred Oliver, King's Own Scottish Borderers.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces:  William Alfred Oliver.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - William Alfred Oliver, September 25th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Private William Alfred Oliver, King's Own Scottish Borderers, 9th October, 1915.'

  

PEARSON, EDWARD 12/746
Private - 12th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment
Died of wounds on Saturday 1st July, 1916
Luke Copse British Cemetery, Serre-les-Puisieux, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref: Panel  24.
Son of (who is who in the following as recorded in church records)  George Edward Pearson of Melbourne, Derbyshire, married Ellen Squires of Barrow-upon-Soar on 28 May 1901. George's father was recorded as Edward Pearson. Ellen's father as Stephen Squires.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY BATTALION - Edward Pearson.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Edward Pearson.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded - Private Edward Pearson.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Private Edward Pearson, York & Lancs. Regiment, July, 1916.'

 

PEPPER, FREDERICK JAMES 7488
Private - 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died of wounds France and Flanders on Saturday 9th October, 1915 Aged 29
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref:  I. B. 6.
Born (1886?), son of James and Rhoda Pepper of Barrow-upon-Soar. Fred was baptised on 4 March 1889 at 3 years old, Barrow-upon-Soar.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT - Frederick James Pepper.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - The following is listed as 'Killed in Action : Private Fred Pepper.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - 'Private Frederick James Pepper - We regret to hear that news has been received of another of our brave Barrow men having fallen in the service of his country. Private Frederick James Pepper, of the 1st Leicesters, was wounded on October 7th and died on October 9th. We desire to express our sincere sympathy with his parents and members of his family in their great sorrow and bereavement.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Frederick James Pepper, October 9th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered - Private Frederick James Pepper, 2nd Leicester Regiment, 9th October, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in 'Soldiers Died in The Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, Leicestershire Regiment, Page 9'

    

RUE, GEORGE 40510
Private - 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
Killed in action on Wednesday 16th May, 1917 Aged 33
Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref:  Bay 6
Born (1884?), son of Tom and Elizabeth Rue of Barrow-upon-Soar. Father was a labour and a waggoner. George was baptised on 2 October 1887 at 3 years old, Barrow-upon-Soar. Siblings: - William, Rose (1), Mary Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Rose (2), Emma, Tom, John Arthur, Arthur William.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: George Rue.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - George Rue.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, July 1917 - The War -The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Private George Rue, of the South Staffords, was killed in action on May 16th, 1917.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Private George Rue, 8th South Staffs., May 16th, 1917.'

  

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