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Cotgrave Nottinghamshire
Herbert Marshall was born in 1883 to George and Anne Marshall. He was schooled in Cotgrave and by the age of 18 had moved to Bournemouth where he worked as a domestic groom at the boarding house of Elizabeth Ager. The boarding house consisted of letting apartments rented to people of independent means. By 1911 Herbert was 28 and had moved to West Bridgford where he lived at 9 Midlands Cottages. He had married Annie Mary from Leicester and they had a son Arthur Henry who was 10 months old. Two more children were to follow in November 1912 and June1914.
He was a driver for chemical manufacturer by 1911.
09 Dec 1916
33
2749891 - CWGC Website
1069
Private
South Nottinghamshire Hussars
The South Notts Hussars was formed in 1908 as part of the Territorial Force. ‘A’ Squadron had a drill station in Plumtree and it is likely that this is where Herbert initially served. He was discharged from the Army on 3 February 1915 aged 30 as medically unfit, having been kicked by a horse. His address was given as 3 Gripps Cottages, Cotgrave. His wife fought for a pension for a long time, claiming that after having been kicked the horse he had been taken into hospital and had been given the ‘hot bath’ treatment, as a result in December 1916 he had taken Pleurisy and died. After recruiting the assistance of Sir Jesse Boot and Sir Robert Bentinck the local MP she won her case by a narrow margin in February 1917. Thanks to John Ludlam for researching this page
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    Hebert Marshall - Cotgrave (All Saints) Churchyard