THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

MARSH, GEORGE ARTHUR

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,
London.
(No date)
Sir,
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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