No. 2778 – John Marsh – The Rifle Brigade.
Effects returned - 3 letters, 1 leather purse, 1 pipe.
Enlisted 24th April 1908 at
Next of kin –
Father, Jack, High St. Wingham, Kent.
Mother, Fannie, address as above.
All children with parents.
Joined at Winchester 27/4/08.
Rifle Brigade Dpt. Attested Pte. 24/4/08.
1st. Posted Rifleman 8/8/08.
Killed in action 8/1/15.
Father of soldier, John Marsh, Barnsole,
Mother, Fanny Marsh, Victoria Street,
Brother, William Marsh, age 40, address not
Lillian Lee, age 34, Buckland, Dover.
Mildred Kennett, age 40, Lowther Road,
High Street, Wingham,
It is my painful duty to inform you that a
report has this day been received from the over-sea base
notifying the death of (No) 2778 (Rank) Rifleman (Name) Marsh J.
2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, with the British
Expeditionary Force on the 8th of January 1915, and I
am to express to you the sympathy and regret of the Army Council
at your loss. The cause of death was killed in action.