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Coates Lincolnshire
George was the son of Richard William, a farmer and coal merchant, and Charlotte Barlow. He was the brother of John William (killed in action 9/4/1918), May, Clara, Hilda, Harold, Eric Lumby, Elsie and Marjorie Barlow. In 1911 the family was living at North Street Sturton le Steeple.
He was a farm worker in 1911.
20 Apr 1917
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Private
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Wancourt British Cemetery Grave Reference: IV E 19 Retford Times 11 May 1917 Pte George Barlow Another of our brave lads has made the great sacrifice. On Saturday morning Mr R W Barlow received notice from the War Office that his son, Pte Geo. Barlow, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed in action on April 20th. The deceased soldier was only 19 years of age and joined the Army in April 1916, when his group was called up.. He proceeded to France the following July and had taken part in a good deal of hard fighting before he met his death. Well known and well liked in the village, his death was heard of with great sorrow and general sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents, whose grief will be softened by the knowledge that their son gave his life for a noble cause and fighting for his country.
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