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Samuel was born in 1895 at Farnsfield and was the son of the late Thomas Barlow and Margaret Hannah Emmons (formerly Barlow), of Quaker Lane, Farnsfield, Southwell, His father Thomas married his wife Margaret Hannah Hurt in 1873 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they went on to have the following children, Fred b1881, Albert b1888 and Samuel b1895, all were born in Farnsfield. His father died in 1897 aged 53 yrs the death was recorded in the Southwell Registration District His mother Margaret Hannah re married in 1898 to Richard Emmons in 1898, their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they went on to have a son Richard Emmons b1901. His step father Richard Emmons died in 1909 he was aged 64 yrs. In the 1911 census the family are living at Farnsfield and are shown as Margaret Emmons head of the family a widow 57 yrs she is living with her children, Fred Barlow 30 yrs a farm labourer, Albert Barlow 23 yrs a farm labourer, Sam Barlow 16 yrs a potters labourer and Dick Emmons 10 yrs a scholar.
In the 1911 census he is shown as a potters labourer
07 Aug 1918
581706 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Private Samuel Barlow attested on 9th December 1915 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 21 yrs and 190 days his address as Quaker Lane, Farnsfield and his occupation as threshing machine labourer. His next of kin was his mother Margaret Emmons of the same address. He was posted to the reserves and mobilised for war on 2nd February 1916, he was given the service number 34205 and posted to the 3rd battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. He landed in France on 26th June 1917 and on 21st July 1917 was transferred to the 7th battalion The Queens West Kent Regiment with the service number G/19408. He was posted missing in action on 16th April 1918, it being later discovered that he had been taken prisoner by the Germans. Whilst a prisoner at Hautmont prisoner of war camp he was accidentally killed on 7th August 1918. A copy of the certificate of his death in his Army Service Records read:- British Prisoner of War no 236 Barlow Samuel was killed on 7th August 1918 at 07.45 am by the explosion of a zinc smelting furnace. The inquest took place on 7th August 1918 at 9am at Hautmont. The document was signed illegibly by the Staff Surgeon at the Camp. He is buried at Hautmond Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
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