George William Marshall

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Royal Artillery

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Gunner 1707110

Parents: William and Florence Marshall

Marital status: Married

Home address: 83 High Street, Hanham, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Brewers Drayman and also worked at Prings Bakery

Date of birth: 1911

Date of death: 05/06/1943

Buried/Commemorated at: Delhi War Cemetery (Ref. 4. F. 3.), India

Age: 32

Further information:

George served with the 86 Battery, 24 Lt AA/Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. He died in India of a fever in 1943

George was the only son, but had four sisters. His father was a collier above ground labourer. George attended Samuel Whites School and Tabernacle Church, Hanham. He had a passion for motorbikes. His family wanted him to join the police force as he was over 6 feet tall, but he was called up before a decision could be made. He was married to Hester at Bitton Church and she came from Wick. They had a daughter, Wendy, who was 6 years old when her father died

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information is based by kind permission on the following sources:
1) Booklet ‘Not Just a Name on Stone’ by Hanham Local History Society
2) Thanks to Mr R Crew and Mrs. M Antill of Hanham Local History society for their help
3) Jo Hurst, researcher on the Second World War Stories Project