George Charles Marklove

Memorial: Rangeworthy - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Welsh Guards

Medals: 1914–15 Star, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921

Rank and number: Guardsman Private 651

Parents: Frederick and Elizabeth Marklove (nee Strange)

Marital status: Married

Pre-war occupation: Colliery Worker (below ground)

Date of birth: 1890

Place of birth: Yate, Bristol

Date of death: 27/09/1915

Buried/Commemorated at: Loos Memorial (Ref: Panel 10), France

Age: 25

Further information:

George Charles Marklove was born in 1890 when his family were living at Clayfield Cottage in Yate. His parents were Frederick and Elizabeth Marklove (nee Strange) and they had married in February 1882. George was one of fourteen children and his siblings were Annie, Joseph, Herbert, Emily, Florence, Lucy, Bence, Rosina, Edith, Nellie, Laura and Gwendoline. It would appear that one child was born and died between censuses as only thirteen children are recorded

George married Mary Annie Powell on 27th December 1909 in Rangeworthy where they were recorded as living at New Road. She was the sister of Henry Elias Powell who also died in the war (see the separate entry for him). They had a son called Frederick Henry who was baptised on the 26th December 1910. They were living in 1911 with Rufus Alfred Powell (another of Mary’s brothers) at 63 Bryn Awel Terrace in Ynyshir in Wales where George was a colliery worker (below ground)

George enlisted in Caerphilly and joined the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards as a guardsman. He was deployed to France on 17th August 1915. He was presumed dead on 27th September 1915 at the age of 25. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France. He is also commemorated on the Rangeworthy Parish Church Memorial. He was awarded posthumously the 1914-15 Star, the British War and Victory Medals. After his death Mary married John Strange in May 1919

Please see the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson for further information

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book “Lest We Forget” by Arthur Threlfall Searson
Forces War Records and CWGC