Thursday, 16 July 2015

Barlow, George Edward - Gunner (164954)

(No soldier photo available)
Royal Field Artillery,
Died 10th February 1919,
Age 31
Buried St. John's Stonefold.

George Edward Barlow was born in Rising Bridge, Haslingden on 21 March 1888. He was the son of Abraham and Nancy Barlow of 687, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge and was baptised at St. James’s Church, Haslingden on 10 June 1888. In 1891 the family were living next door to the Westwell Family and as George was the same age as Albert Westwell they were probably childhood friends. In fact both George Edward and Albert were baptised on the same date at St. James’s Church.  In 1901 the George lived at 8, Belgrave Street, Rising Bridge, with his parents, brothers Henry, Mark William, John and James and sisters Margaret and Martha, and George was working as a cotton weaver.
George later married and lived at 7 Hazel Street, Rising Bridge. He joined the Royal Field Artillery during the war.
He died on Monday, 10 February 1919 and was buried on 13 February, in St. John's Church, Stonefold, graveyard. He was 31 years of age.

Gunner George Edward Barlow Census Information - Click over census to enlarge