war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Charles R. Marsh.
Age 29 years.
Born abt. 1886.
Residence - 4, Compton Road, Addiscombe, Croydon.
Regiment - (Res) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
Regt. No. 3419.
Short Service.
3419 - Charles R. Marsh
(Address as above)
Age 29 years - 11 months.
Trade Dispenser.
Next of kin - Ethel Jane Marsh, 4 Compton Road, Addiscombe, Croydon - Wife.
Particulars to marriage.
Ethel Jane Blake. 7/9/10 - St. Gregory, Canterbury Kent.
(No children)
Killed in action, place not stated - 23/4/17.
Will you please note that any articles or personal property on Regt No. PS/3491 - Pte Charles Richard Marsh, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, to be despatched to - Mrs Ethel Jane Marsh, “Crabble” 4, Compton Road, Addiscome Surrey.
Personal affects Letters, photo in case, Pkt Case Contg. Photos and cards.
Casualty Form - Active Service.
Qualification - Bomber.
Joined - 1st Bn. 8/11/16.
Admitted - P.U.O.? 7/1/17.
To unit - 14/1/17.
Home - British - 5/6/16 to 24/10/16.
BEF France - 25/10/16 to 23/4/17.
(records seem to come to abrupt halt)

(note 1901 census - he was a cashier in a druggist store, maybe he went on to become a dispenser)


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