Owen YARROW

Owen YARROW

Male 1882 -

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  • Name Owen YARROW 
    Born 1882  Little Thetford, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I763  Kempton Tree
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2016 

    Father Private 
    Mother Private 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Private 
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Owen Yarrow
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  • Notes 
    • Owen worked as a Postman and had to carry mail to the front lines during the 1st World War.

      It was during the battle at Cumbrai, France, that he was sadly killed. None of his personal possessions were recovered.

      He served with the 5th Suffolk Regiment and the 1st Battalion Post Office Rifles.

      Owen Yarrow
      1882-1917

      Owen Yarrow was the youngest of the three children of James Yarrow and his wife Mary (née Gothard).

      With his wife Laura, the couple had several children but most of these did not survive their infancy. The family lived in Holt Fen, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire.

      Owen worked as a Postman and had to carry mail to the front lines during the 1st World War. It was during the battle at Cumbrai, France, that he was sadly killed. None of his personal possessions were recovered. He served with the 5th Suffolk Regiment and the 1st Battalion Post Office Rifles.

      During the 1st World War, whilst Owen was away, his wife Laura gave birth to the son of another man. He was born in 1916 and brought up as Alfred Yarrow but was killed in the Second World War in 1943.


      Further Details

      Born:
      1882, Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire.

      Married:

      Laura Dewsbury (1885-1972) on 26th November 1905 at Little Thetford parish church, Cambridgeshire.
      Children:

      Arthur Owen Yarrow (1906-1970)
      Laura Yarrow (1908-1909)
      Ida Mary Yarrow (1912-1999) married George William Bent (1911-1966)
      Died:
      30th November 1917, aged 35 years, during the Battle of Cumbrai, France.

      Buried:
      No known grave in France. He is commemorated at the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France and also on the Little Thetford War Memorial which reads "faithful until death"
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  • Sources 
    1. [S77] GRO BMD Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1882, Ely, 3b 530.

    2. [S80] Website, familytree.co.uk.