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Dated added: 23/01/2016   Last updated: 25/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Otago Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/08/1888
Died: 22/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Summary      
Joseph Marlow was the son of Mrs Mary Anne Marlowe. He was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone on 24th August 1888. The family lived in Ravellea, Aughnacloy. Joseph Marlowe served for a time with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. Joseph Marlowe emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlistment Joseph worked as a labourer with Wallace County Council. Joseph Marlow enlisted in Invercargill on 12th August 1914. Trooper Joseph Marlowe was serving the Otago Mounted Rifles when he was injured at Gallipoli with a gunshot wound to the leg. Trooper Marlowe was on board the hospital ship, H.M.H.S. Aquitania when he died of his wounds on 22nd August 1915, just two days before his 27th birthday. Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe was buried at sea.
Further Information
Joseph Marlow was the son of Mrs Mary Anne Marlowe. Joseph Henry Marlowe was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone on 24th August 1888.
The 1901 census records Joseph as 12 years old, living with the family at house 4 in Ravellea (part of) Urban, Aughnacloy Urban. He was still at school.
By the time of 1911 census, the family had moved to Newry, County Down. Joseph was no longer living with the family. His father has died.
Joseph Marlowe served for a time with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, from which he deserted.
Joseph Marlowe emigrated to New Zealand.
Prior to enlistment Joseph worked as a labourer with Wallace County Council.
Joseph Marlow enlisted in Invercargill on 12th August 1914. Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region.
Trooper Joseph Marlowe embarked with his unit from Port Chalmers, New Zealand on 16 October 1914, bound for Egypt.
Trooper Joseph Marlowe was serving the Otago Mounted Rifles, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (N.Z.E.F) when he was injured at Gallipoli with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Trooper Marlowe was on board the hospital ship, H.M.H.S. Aquitania when he died of his wounds on 22nd August 1915, just two days before his 27th birthday.
Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe was buried at sea.
His next of kin is listed as his mother, Mary Anne Marlowe, whose address is stated as 28 Bute Street, Shore Road, Belfast.
Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial in Gallipoli in Turkey.
It seems that his scroll and plaque were returned to the New Zealand government undelivered.
Joseph's brother, Robert Marlowe, also died in the war. Private Robert Marlowe was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, with the Depot, when he died at home on 30th October 1918. He was 25 years old.
The CWGC record Trooper Joseph Marlowe as the son of Mrs M A Marlowe of 65 Brougham Street, Whitehouse, Belfast, Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ravellea Aughnacloy Census listing in Ravellea, Aughnacloy 54.411838 -6.994292
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Marlow family Lists Robert as age 7 living with the family at house 4 in Ravellea (part of) Urban, Aughnacloy Urban
2 1911 Census lists Marlow family Does not list Robert as living with the family at house 11 in Damolly Town, Newry Rural, Down
3 Archives New Zealand Military Documents of Trooper Joseph Marlowe
4 Auckland Museum Details of Trooper Joseph Marlowe
5 Dolores Cross Project Details of Trooper Joseph Marlowe
6 NZ War Graves Project Details of Trooper Joseph Marlowe including Lone Pine Inscription
7 Private Robert Marlowe Brother of Trooper Joseph Marlowe
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018