Albert Bertie Marlow

Place of birth:                 Woolston, SouthamptonPoppies
Service No.:                    5318
Rank:                                  Sergeant
Regiment / Division:   Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)
Battalion:                          1st Dragoon (Royals)
Died:                                    30th October 1914 aged xx years
Death Location:              Belgium

War Service

Name: Albert Bertie Marlow
Birth Place: Woolston, Southampton
Residence: Southampton
Death Date: 30 Oct 1914
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Totton
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)
Battalion: 1st Dragoons (Royals)
Number: 5318
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre


Albert is Remembered with Honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.Menin Gate

He was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

Menin Gate

The Last Post is played at the Menin Gate Memorial, which was started in 1927 and has been played almost every night since except for a period in the Second World War when Ypres was occupied by German Forces.

Buglers of the local volunteer Fire Brigade arrive at 7.55 p.m. and stand ready at the eastern entrance of the Menin Gate Memorial.

The Buglers then step into the roadway under the memorial arch and make their way to stand in the centre of the Hall of Memory. The Buglers stand in a line across the eastern entrance facing towards the town.

At exactly 8pm (20:00 hours – 8 o’clock) Call to Attention by the Buglers. They sound the “Last Post” bugle call. This is followed by a minute’s silence. If this is not an extended ceremony (see below) the Buglers will then play “Réveille”. The Buglers will march off and the ceremony is ended. If it is an extended service Members of the Last Post Association will guide visiting individuals and groups who are laying wreaths when to do so.


Researched by Becky Lonergan November 2013.

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