Captain Edward Armfield Marrow

Captain Edward Armfield Marrow, Adjutant,1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action 25 April 1915. He was the son of the late Major P. Marrow, husband of  Constance M. Machin (formerly Marrow) of Belchester, Coldstream and is buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. 25th April saw the initial landings on Gallipoli and 1st K.O.S.B assaulted at “Y” Beach with the 29th Division. This was a diversion to draw Turkish defenders from the main landings at Helles and Anzac. After hard fighting a lodgement was secured. Captain Marrow was shot though the head as he went to speak to the C.O. Major McAlester and he fell dead over the C.O. His body was recovered by his comrade R.S.M. Douglas and he was buried  by Padre Reid beside his friend Captain Antrobus who had fallen earlier in the day. His Headstone is inscribed ” Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out”.


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