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The following records have been discerned for Frank Pilling Ford Barlow by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.  Research in collaboration with Linda Spencer for the Edgworth Methodist Memorial, Copyright: The Barlow World War 1 Project - www.thebarlow.co.uk.


Records for infant Peter Pilling Ford Barlow state the infant only lived to 13 months of age, however the name of the parent has been scratched from the Death Record.  Most indicative of a relationship between Peter and Frank is Peter's address being provided as 'Behind Heaton Park Post Office Roodson Lane', so very similar to 'Eaton Park, Manchester, England'.  Heaton Park is a modern day Green Space, owning up to 600 acres making it the largest municipal park in Europe.


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Peter Pilling F Barlow
Registration Year: 1894
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Prestwich
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8d
Page: 443


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: Peter Pilling F Barlow
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Registration Year: 1895
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Age at Death: 1
Registration district: Prestwich
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8d
Page: 376


Manchester, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985
Name: Peter Pilling Ford Barlow
Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 1
Burial Date: 16 Feb 1895
Parish: Prestwich, St Mary
Parish as it Appears: Prestwich
Reference Number: L160/1/5/7
Item Number: 3
Archive Roll: 604
Additional Information: The Address for 'Abode' is noted as 'Behind Heaton Park Post Office Roodson Lane'.


Library and Archives Canada
Item: Frank BARLOW (68411)
Given Name(s): Frank
Surname: BARLOW
Gender: M
Age: 13
Year of Arrival: 1909
Ship: CANADA
Date of Departure: 1909-03-18
Date of Arrival: 1909-03-26
Port of Arrival: Halifax
Party: National Children’s Home & Orphanage
Destination: Hamilton, Ontario
Children travelling together: H09AB
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4734
Reference: RG 76 C1b
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Database Item Number: 68411


Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Ancestry.com
Name: Frank Barlow
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1896
Date of Arrival: 26 Mar 1909
Vessel: Canada
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England


Library and Archives Canada
Item: Frank Pilling Ford BARLOW (149027)
Given Name(s): Frank Pilling Ford
Surname: BARLOW
Gender: M
Date of Birth: 1895-06-30
Year of Arrival: 1909
Ship: CANADA
Date of Departure: 1909-03-18
Sent by: National Children’s Home
Notes: The list contains no other details about this child.  Records are in the custody of Action for Children, London, England.
Record Title: List of children transcribed from ledgers kept at the National Children’s Home in Hamilton.
Reference: Uncatalogued typed list held at the Genealogy Services Reference desk.
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Database Item Number: 149027


Attestation papers were signed 22 Sep 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec.  Frank Barlow was born 30 Jun 1895 in Eaton Park, Manchester, England.  Next of Kin was noted as Mrs. D M Vale of Box 297 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  He was a Farmer by trade.  5'9" in height with blue eyes and fair hair, he had a scar on the back of his left hand and 4 vaccination marks on his left arm.  His religion was noted as Salvation Army.


Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that Frank had previously been reported Missing, and for official purposes was presumed to have died on or since 15 Jun 1915 in the area of Givenchy, France.  Records confirm his Next of Kin as Mrs. D Vale (Also spelled 'Vail' and 'Vaile') of PO Box 297, Waterloo, Ontario but note that communication was returned to them with no better address available.  His body was not recovered for burial, his name is listed on the Vimy Memorial at Vimy, Nord Pas de Calais, France.


England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

'BARLOW' Frank Pilling Ford of Ontario Canada private 1st battalion 1st infantry brigade 1st Canadian division died on or since 15 June 1915 at Givenchy in France on active service Administration London 8 September to Emma Jane Scholes (wife of William Henry Scholes). Effects £101 9s. 2d.


Private Barlow is listed on the Edgworth Methodist Church Memorial in Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire, England.


Find A Grave Memorial# 56674210

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Efforts to identify 'Mrs D M Vale of Box 297 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada' - Dora May Chilvers Vale:


1911 Canadian Census records place the family of Dora May (45) and George W Vale (46) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  In residence are their children Anna (19), Arthur George (16), George Alfred (15), Jessa Manner (13), and William James (12).  Also in residence were Son in Law G H Rook (26) and his wife Ellen Selma (22).  The entire family had been born in England and had arrived in Canada in 1903.


Confirmation of Address as seen on Attestation Paper Service No. 2500729 for William James Vale: Signed 31 May 1918 by William James Vale.  Single Driver from Box 297 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Born 26 May 1899 in Leode, England.  Next of Kin was his Mother, Dora M. Vale of the same address, Box 297 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Appearing 19 years of age, 5'7" in height with blue eyes and fair hair, he had a scar on the left side of his knee, and his small finger was deformed.  He had an injury to his right eye 6 years prior had wore glasses.  His religion was noted as Church of England.


1921 Canadian Census records place the family of Dora May Vale (54) as the Widowed head of her household at 96 Scott Street, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  In residence were her sons Arthur (26) and George (25).


Dora died 15 Nov 1938.

Find A Grave Memorial# 114359558

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England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name: Emma Jane Barlow
Registration Year: 1897
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district: Prestwich
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8d
Page: 598
Spouse:  William Henry Scholes


1911 English Census records place the family of Emma (32) and William Scholes (36) at 15 Woodhouse Street, in Newton Heath, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, England.  In residence were their children Edith (10), Harold (7), John (5) and Emily (3).  William was a Railway Shunter by trade.  William, Emma, Edith and Harold are all noted as having been born in Heaton Park.