The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private C S Marsh


Private Charles Stanley MARSH, 266283, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 26th October 1917,  age 31.

Born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Charles Richard and Olivia Edgson Marsh.

1911 Census - 106 High Street, Deal, Kent - *Charles Richard Marsh, head, age 51, married crossed through widower inserted, wholesale confectioner dealer, employer, at home, born Burton, Dorset; Charles Stanley Marsh, son, age 25, single, wholesale confectioner assistant, worker, at home, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Olive May Marsh, daughter, age 17, single, school, born Deal, Kent.

1911 Census - 261 Brockley Road, London SE - Jessie Frances Hobbs, head, age 49, widow, 1 child, still alive, Head Elementary School Teacher, London County Council, worker, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Leslie Hickmott Hobbs, son, age 21, single, opticians assistant, worker, born New Cross, London; Katherine Eliza Hickmott, sister, age 45, single, home, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Ernest Frank Leach, boarder, age 54, single, railway clerk, London & South Western Railway, born Lambeth, London; *#Olivia Edgson Marsh, sister, age 57, married 27 years, 5 children, 4 still alive, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Allen Mandeville Marsh, nephew, age 19, single, outfitters assistant, worker, born Deal Kent; Eliza Rosetta Diplock, servant, age 26, s2ingle, domestic servant, born Charlton, Kent.

* despite Charles Richard Marsh declaring himself a widower, his wife was with her sister but apparently back with him in 1919 when the statement of relatives was completed. His son Allen Mandeville Marsh, was also apparently back with him.

# Olivia E Marsh died 1944 December, Dover Registration District age 91.

Enlisted Deal, Kent, age 29 years & 348 days, height 5gft 5 inches. Resided Aspao, London Road, Deal, Kent. Formerly grocery manager.

Home 9th December 1915 to 19th September 1917; BEF 20th September 1917 to 26th October 1917.

9th December 1915 enlisted & posted 3/1st, Kent Cyclists Battalion, Service No.2276; 9th January 1917, posted 2/1st, Kent Cyclists Battalion; 5th July 1917 to 11th July 1917, West Cliff, Canadian Ear Eye Hospital, Folkestone, contusion of eye lid, accident; 11th July 1917, Shorncliffe Military Hospital, discharged to Unit & Duty; 13th August 1917, classified "A" for Duty; 20th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 20th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 20th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot; 20th September 1917, transferred to 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th September 1917, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th October 1917, joined Battalion, "B Company, In the Field; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

2nd December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, C R Marsh, Aspao, London Road, Deal; Mother, O E Marsh, Aspao, London Road, Deal; Brothers - A S? G? Marsh, age 35, 7 Stanhope Road, Deal; A M Marsh, age 28,  Aspao, London Road, Deal; Sisters - Olive May Marsh, age 26, Aspao, London Road, Deal.

30th December 1919, Probate - Charles Stanley Marsh, of Aspao, London Road, Deal. Private 1st Royal West Kent Regiment, died on or since 26th October 1917, in France on Active Service. Probate Canterbury 30th December to Charles Richard Marsh, wholesale confectioner. Effects £353 18s 3d.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.

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