22283 Gunner William James Marsh

 173rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery

                    3rd July 1917

Born in Bermondsey,London in 1882.

In the 1891 census, he is recorded as living with his father,Joseph George Marsh (1847-1894),a warehouseman and his mother,Alice(nee Martin(married 1873),who was born in 1853, at 20 Salisbury Place,Bermondsey.

He had 4 brothers,Joseph J(born in 1873),George James Frederick(born in 1877),Henry(born in 1888),Edward J (born in 1890) and Charles Thomas(1892-1954).

He also had 3 sisters,Alice Amelia(born in 1875),Louisa(born in 1889) and Caroline (born in 1894).

On 04-11-1906 he married Harriett Elizabeth Crane(1883-1949) and they went on to have 3 children,

James Francis Leslie(29-04-1907-1992),Lillian(born in 1908) and Eileen(born in 1911).

In the 1911 census he was employed as a printer whilst Harriett was an ironer in a laundry.They lived at 34 Peacock Street,Walworth,Newington Butts,London.

He enlisted in Camberwell and his dis-embarkation into France was on 12-12-1915.

He was killed in action on 03-07-1917.

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