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Private W Marsh


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Private William MARSH, G/19334, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 30th June 1918.

Born, Plaistow, Essex, son of William & Jane Marsh, 60 Balaam Street, Plaistow, Essex.

Enlisted Folkestone, Kent, age 19 years & 206 days, height 5ft 6¼ inches, weight 140lbs.  Resided 180 Risboro Lane, Cheriton, Kent. Formerly military tailor.

Home 21st February 1916 to 4th May 1917; BEF 5th May 1917 to 30th July 1917; Home 31st July 1917 to 7th January 1918; BEF 8th January 1918 to 11th January 1918; Italian Expeditionary Force, 12th January 1918 to 31st March 1918; BEF 1st April 1918 to 30th June 1918.

21st February 1916, enlisted; 22nd February 1916, to Army Reserve, Dover; 29th December 1916, Canterbury, Medical, age 20 years & 181 days, , Military Tailor, height 5ft 6 inches, weight 133lbs, fit for General Service; 19th February 1917, mobilized; 22nd February 1917, posted 5th Middlesex Regiment, Service No24791; 22nd March 1917, Great Limes, Chatham, dirty on 7.45am Parade, 2 days confined to Barracks; 5th May 1917, posted BEF; 5th May 1917, Etaples, 41 Infantry Base Depot; 5th May 1917, posted 18 Middlesex Regiment; 22nd May 1917, Etaples, 41 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1917, 41 DRS, wounded, sprained ankle, left; 28th July 1917, Rouen, 3 Stationary Hospital, sprained ankle, left; 30th July 1917, to England per AT Carisbrook Castle?; 31st July 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st July 1917 to 7th September 1917, Colliton House, VAD, Dorchester, left sprained ankle, considerable bruising; 17th September 1917, Eastern Command Depot; 3rd December 1917, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th January 1918, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th January 1918, embarked / disembarked; 12th January 1918, Infantry Base Depot, "B" to join Unit; 12th January 1918, posted Italian Expeditionary Force; 21st March 1918, joined Battalion, "B" Company; 1st April 1918, returned to France with Battalion; 30th June 1918, Calais, 35 General Hospital, telegraph, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds both thighs & left arm) on Ambulance Barge 191.

6th January 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 20/- a week, payable to mother, will cease.

1st October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mrs Jane Marsh, widow, 60 Balaam Street, Plaistow, Essex; Sisters - Daisy Maud Marsh, age 29, 60 Balaam Street, Plaistow, Essex; Annie Rhoda Marsh, age 24, 60 Balaam Street, Plaistow, Essex.

Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, IV. B. 11., Sangatte, France.


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