THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

MARSH, JOHN

Short Service.

Attestation Of

No. 2778 John Marsh The Rifle Brigade.

John Marsh.
Wingham,
Dover
Kent.
Age 19.
Occ. Labourer.
 
Enlisted 24th April 1908 at Canterbury.
 
Next of kin
Father, Jack, High St. Wingham, Kent.
Mother, Fannie, address as above.
Brothers.
(E) William.
(E) Douglas.
(Y) Percy.
 
Sisters
(E) Millie.
(E) Florence.
(E) Winifred.
(E) Lilly.
(Y) Mary.
(Y) Bessie.
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, Staple, Canterbury.
Mother, Fanny Marsh, Victoria Street, Dover, Kent.
 
Brother, William Marsh, age 40, address not known.
 
Sisters.
Lillian Lee, age 34, Buckland, Dover.
Mildred Kennett, age 40, Lowther Road, Dover.
 
Mr. Marsh,
High Street, Wingham,
Nr. Canterbury.
Sir,
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.
 

Effects returned - 3 letters, 1 leather purse, 1 pipe.

 


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