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George Harlow was born at Rhode Common, South Street, Boughton. He was the husband of Ellen Harlow, of Fir Tree Cottage.
In the 1911 census they were living at 10 Bassett Road Sittingbourne with their one year old son Frederick, and George was working as a labourer in the paper works.
Private Harlow is remembered with honour at Struma Military Cemetery, Greece, where his grave reference number is VI. B. 15. He is also remembered with honour at the War Memorial at Dunkirk Church.
According to Wikipedia: The Macedonian front, also known as the Salonika front, of World War I was formed as a result of an attempt by the Allied Powers to aid Serbia, in the autumn of 1915, against the combined attack of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. The expedition came too late and in insufficient force to prevent the fall of Serbia, and was complicated by the internal political crisis in Greece. Eventually, a stable front was established, running from the Albanian Adriatic coast to the Struma River, pitting a multinational Allied force against the Bulgarian Army
From the Allied base at Salonika, a road ran north-east across the river to Seres, and it was this road that the right wing of the Allied army used for the movements of troops and supplies to the Struma front during the Salonika Campaign. Struma Military Cemetery contains 947 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 51 of them unidentified.
National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1901 and 1911 England census database.
British Army WWI Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
Faversham and North Kent News
Photos - CWGC
Struma Military Cemetery