The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E H Marsh


Private Ernest Harry MARSH, G/15600,  8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th June 1917.

Born Sevenoaks, Kent.

8th November 1909, West Kirby, Cheshire, married Ethel Constance Heath, spinster.

1911 Census - 21 Beech Road, Sevenoaks, Kent - Charles Heath, head, age 54, married, plumber, builder, worker, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Emily Heath, wife, age 56, married 30 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Whitestaunton, Somerset; Ernest Harry Marsh, boarder, age 29, married, clothiers assistant, clothier, worker, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Ethel Constance Marsh, age 24, boarder, married 1 year, no children, born Sevenoaks, Kent; Ann Morgan, lodger, age 64, single, born Sevenoaks, Kent.

Children - Kathleen Elvery Marsh, born 28th February 1912, Sevenoaks, Kent; Elsey Drayson Marsh, born 12th August 1914, Sevenoaks, Kent;  Molly Drayson Marsh, born 16th December 1915, Sevenoaks, Kent.

Enlisted  Sevenoaks, Kent, age 33 years & 270 days height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 134lbs, two scars right neck, defective teeth. Resided 99 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent /21 Lime Tree Walk, Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly boot shop assistant.

Home 26th November 1915 to 16th December 1916; BEF 17th December 1916 to 18th June 1917.

26th November 1915, enlisted; 26th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 4th June 1916, mobilized & posted 12th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th June 1916 to 6th July 1916, Connaught Hospital, coryza, mild attack with ????? symptoms, soon subsided, teeth on in a very bad way, dyspepsia & anemia apparent, to attend dentist; 1st September 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1916, upper & lower dentures; 17th December 1916, posted BEF; 18th December 1916, embarked / disembarked; 18th December 1916, posted 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th February 1917, Noeux Les Mines, admitted to hospital, sprained ankle, carrying packs, soldier in no way to blame; 12th June 1917, wounded, still at Duty.

14th January 1918, pension of 26/3 a week awarded to widow & three children.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium and on Sevenoaks War Memorial.

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