John William Marsh1

M, #1335, b. Dec 1879, d. 19 Jun 1917
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Research Note

     I have been unable to find a link between this soldier and Debenham, however this is the only John Marsh who served in the Prince of Wales Own (W Yorks Regt), so it must be the person referred to on the War Memorial. If anyone can shed any light on John Marsh's links with Debenham, I would be delighted to hear from you.
FatherWilliam Marsh1 b. between 4 Apr 1852 and 2 Apr 1854
MotherSarah Ann (?)1 b. between 4 Apr 1851 and 2 Apr 1853
     John William Marsh was born between 4 Apr 1879 and 2 Apr 1881 in York, Yorkshire, England.2 His birth was registered in the Dec 1879 quarter in the York registration district.3 He was the son of William Marsh and Sarah Ann (?)1 John William Marsh died on 19 Jun 1917 in Seine-Maritime, France, at age 37; during WW1.1 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France; IV. G. 9A.1

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
3 Apr 1881William MarshJohn William Marsh was listed as a member of the household of William Marsh in the 1881 census in Bakes Yard, Toft Green, York, Yorkshire, England. Other people in the household include Sarah Ann (?), Isabella A Marsh, Mary J Marsh and Alice M Marsh also in the household is Mary Swain, mother in law, widower, age 52, Dress Maker born in York.2
31 Mar 1901William MarshJohn William Marsh was listed as a member of the household of William Marsh in the 1901 census in 26 Dove Street, Micklegate, York, Yorkshire, England. Other people in the household include Sarah Ann (?), Louisa Marsh and Ernest Marsh.4

Military History

  • John William Marsh began military service after enlisting in York, Yorkshire, England.5
  • John William Marsh was a Private, Serial Number Prince Of Wales Own (West Yorks Regt.)6
  • On 19 Jun 1917 John William Marsh was a Private, Serial Number 15916 and served in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales's Own), 11th Battallion.1
  • In 1919 John was awarded the Victory Medal.7
  • In 1919 John was awarded the 1914-1915 Star.8
  • In 1919 John was awarded the British War Medal.7

Occupation

DateOccupation
5 Apr 1891Scholar9
31 Mar 1901General Labourer4
Last Edited=12 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/119689/."
  2. [S25] Online image of the 1881 Census for England & Wales (1881 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG11; Piece: 4719; Folio: 50; Page: 27; GSU roll: 1342141."
  3. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1879 York 9d 20."
  4. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Enumeration District : 10."
  5. [S409] Soldiers Died In The Great War of John William Marsh, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 1914 - 1920 (Ancestry, Soldiers Died In WW1) "unknown cd."
  6. [S241] Website Roll Of Honour - Suffolk County Council (http://apps.suffolk.gov.uk/roll_of_honour).
  7. [S407] Medal Card of John W Marsh, West Yorkshire Regiment, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll 0/2/104 B12 Page 1423."
  8. [S407] Medal Card of John W Marsh, West Yorkshire Regiment, 1914-1920 (The Western Front Association, WW1 Medal Index Cards) "Roll D/2/1B Page 456."
  9. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 3888; Folio: 117; Page: 22; GSU roll: 6098998."