war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Age 18.
Birth, Elham Kent.
Worcestershire Regt.
No. 9263.
Short Service of
Attestation of
Regt No.9263. George Arthur Marsh – Worcestershire Regt.
George Arthur Marsh.
Parish –Elham, Folkestone, Kent.
Occupation – Bottle Washer.
Age 18 years – 4 months.
Do you belong to the Army the Marines --- Yes. 3rd Batn. East Kent Regt.
Have you served in the Army, the Marines, the Militia, - No except in the Militia in which I’m still serving.
Enlisted 24th May 1905 at Dover.
Statement of the services of No. 9263 – George Arthur Marsh.
Joined at Worcester on 30/5/05.
Attested Pte. 24/5/05.
Awarded 1st GCB 24/5/07.
Transferred Pte.18/7/11 with his consent before the expiration of his period of Army Service 5/8/1914.
Wounded in action – 13/10/14.
Wounded in action – GS wound face – 10/8/17.
Next of kin. Wife – Caledonian Road, London.
Crossed out  are – Mother – Mrs Marsh, Oxenden Lane, Dover, and wife Annie 12, Seven Star Street.
Listed – Brothers.
William at sea. Herbert at Home.
Details of marriage – Agnes Knight, Spinster – Register Office, Dover 12/10/1909.
Details of children –
Edward ----- -------- Dover.
George Edward – 25/7/10. Dover.
Agnes Elizabeth – 12/4/12. Dover.
Horace Herbert – 21/4/15. Islington
another daughter, Edith Rose Marsh, died from broncho-pneumonia in February 1915, when she was thirteen months old.
Mrs Marsh.
16, Lyon Street.
Caledonian Road.
Kings Cross,
(No date)
I now write to you asking you if you can give me any information about my husband as I had a letter from a Chaplain in France, saying that my husband has severe wounds in the face and leg, so I thought I would write to you as I should like to know what part of the face he is wounded and what hospital he is in as I can write to him.
My husband’s Regiment is Pte. G. A. Marsh – 9263 – 3rd Worcestershire Regiment. BEF France.
I am yours respectfully,
Mrs. Marsh.
Killed in action – In the Field – 25th April 1918

Effects returned to Mrs Marsh were: two discs, letter, photos, pocket book, diary, note case, canvas wallet, cards, mirror, leather chain and 2 trinkets, small magnifying glass


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