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Newark
William Thomas Marshall was born in 1878 at Newark and was the son of William Thomas (senior) and Emily Marshall née Young of Newark William Thomas married his wife Mary Ann Beeston in 1898, their marriage was recorded in the Bingham Registration District, they lived at 54 Bowbridge Road, Newark and went on to have the following children, Florence b1889, Elsie b1903, Alice May b1905, Frank b1909, Frederick b1910, Edna b1911 and Harold b1915. In the 1911 census the family are living at 54 Bowbridge Road, Newark and are shown as William Thomas 33 yrs a house painter, he is living with his wife Mary ANN 33 yrs and their children, Florence 11 yrs Elsie 7 yrs, Alice 5 yrs and Frank 1 yr Following his death his widow went on to receive a pension of 29 shillings a week for her and her six surviving children to take effect from 27th March 1916.
Attended Mount School and prior to the war was employed as a painter by Mr Harston, Lombard Street. Being over 20 years in that firm’s employ In the 1911 census he is a house painter.
16 Sep 1915
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Thomas Marshall enlisted on 26th November 1914 at Newark, he gave his age as 34 yrs and 180 days and his address as 54 Bowbridge Road, Newark, his next of kin was his wife Mary Ann of the same address. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment and on 28th June 1915 he was posted to the 1/8th battalion. He embarked from Southampton on 28th June 1915 and Disembarked at Rouen, France the following day. On 30th August 1915 he was admitted to 17th Casualty clearing station, France with gun shot wound to the head and neck. He became seriously ill on 5th September 1915 and died of his wounds at 5.10pm on 16th September 1915 at the Australian Hospital, Wimereux, near Boulogne. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published in the Newark Herald 25th September 1915 :- Son of William Thomas & Emily Marshall of Newark. Resided with wife at 54 Bowbridge Road, Newark. Attended Mount School and prior to the war was employed as a painter by Mr Harston, Lombard Street. Being over 20 years in that firm’s employ. Joined the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters in Nov. 1914 and completed his training at Luton. Among the detachment which proceeded to France to reinforce the 8th Battalion on June 29th. Seriously wounded by shrapnel in the head and neck. Died at the Australian Hospital, Wimereux, near Boulogne. Leaves a widow and seven children, four girls and three boys, the youngest being only four months old, whilst the oldest is 16 years.
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