Willam Christopher Warlow

By November 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm0 Comments

Great Grandfather was a prisoner of war in germany in 1917 at the age of 19. He was shot by machine gun at approx 7.30am on 1st July 1916 at the 1st battle of the somme. Lay on the battlefield for 2-6 days before being picked up by the Germans in no mans land. Field hospitalised with 20 or more gun shot wounds. Transfered to two more hospitals before being taken to german prisoner of war camps. Was then transfered to a Swiss camp. Arived back in London in Nov 1917.

He was born Willam Christopher Warlow. Change name to Marlow from Warlow by deed poll in the 1930’s.

Information submitted by Jacob Ware of Wellington.

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