The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal C F Marsland


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Corporal Charles Frederick MARSLAND, G/18161, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wound left thigh / buttock), 10th General Hospital, Rouen, France, 30th July 1918, age 22.

Born Mellor, Derby, son of Joseph and Louisa Marsland, of Langham, Mellor, Derbyshire.


1911 Census - Sycamore Cottage, Mellor, Stockport - Joseph Marsland, head, age 53, married, Sanitary Inspector, Rural District Council, worker, born Mellor, Derbyshire; Louisa Marsland, wife, age 49, married 22 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Adlington, Cheshire; Dora Marsland, daughter, age 20, single, dressmaker, own account, born Mellor, Derbyshire; Thomas Herbert Marsland, son, age 18, single, bank clerk, born Mellor, Derbyshire; Charles Frederick Marsland, son, age 15, single, school, born Mellor, Derbyshire; Barbara Marsland, daughter, age 12, school, born Mellor, Derbyshire.


Enlisted Buxton, Derbyshire, age 19 years & 9 months, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 138lbs, three small moles back of neck, slight deformity toes. Resided Sycamore Cottage, Mellor, Stockport. Formerly printers assistant.

Home 4th December 1915 to 23rd August 1916; BEF 24th August 1916 to 11th February 1917; Home 12th February 1917 to 8th September 1917; BEF 9th September 1917 to 30th July 1918.

4th December 1915, enlisted, joined 28th (Reserve)  Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.PS.9523, at Oxford; 24th August 1916, posted BEF & 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 25th August 1916, embarked; 25th August 1916, 39 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, disembarked; 28th August 1916, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 8th September 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th February 1917, 10 Casualty Clearing Station, Influenza; 9th February 1917, Wimereux, 14 General Hospital, influenza, severe; 11th February 1917, to England per Hospital Ship, Western Australia; 12th February 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th February 1917 to 9th March 1917, Northamptonshire War Hospital Duston, influenza; 9th March 1917 to 3rd April 1917, Abingdon Avenue, Aux Hospital, Northampton; 16th May 1917, furlough; 31st May 1917 to 13th August 1917, posted Eastern Command Depot, Shoreham by Sea; 14th August 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th September 1917, posted BEF & 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st September 1917, joined Battalion, In the Field; 20th October 1917, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 26th September 1917, promoted Corporal; 13th November 1917, with Battalion, to Italy; 3rd March 1918, returned to France; 3rd April 1918, attached 2nd Battalion, RML; 1st May 1918, Infantry Base Depot, "J"; 18th May 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th May 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 30th June 1918, wounded in action; 2nd July 1918, 10th General Hospital, Rouen, gun shot wound left buttock.

Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Q. IV. H. 9., Rouen, France.


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