William Marsh

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 10351

Parents: Thomas and Ellen Marsh (nee Nichols)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Oaklands Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Chocolate Moulder

Date of birth: 1893

Place of birth: St. James Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 09/10/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: St. James Church, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Age: 23

Further information:

Served in 110th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Royal Naval Division – previously served in Gloucestershire Regiment as Battalion Machine Gunner

Died in the Western Hospital, Torquay, Devon of wounds received in the fighting at Flers-Courcelette, France

The CWGC states that William Marsh has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France, which is incorrect. He suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvis, a fractured pelvis and septicaemia and was transferred to the Western Hospital, Torquay where he died and was subsequently buried in Mangotsfield

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

Hospital Admissions, War Diary, Death Certificate, Pay Book, Will, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. UK Censuses, National Archives, David Blackmore