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Basford, Nottingham
Father: William Marshall, born 1872 in Nottingham and working as an iron moulder. Mother: Elizabeth Marshall born 1873 in Nottingham. Brothers: William, born in 1893 at Basford, Nottingham, and working as a laying on printer, Thomas Henry, born in 1895 at Sneinton, Nottingham and working as an upholsterer, George, born in 1903 also in Bamford and Horace, born in 1910 in Sneinton. Sisters: Gertrude, born in 1897 in Nottingham and Rebecca, born in 1905 in Basford. The family lived at 6 Dora Place, Nottingham before moving to 6 Kingston Terrace, New Bamford, Nottingham and finally 25 Haywood Street, Sneinton, Nottingham
Pte. Marshall was employed as a print worker
28 Aug 1918
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10th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Marshall was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. The battalion took part in the general allied advance which by August 1918 was beginning to push towards the Hindenburg Line. Marshall was killed in action on 28/08/1918 and was buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery.
By August 1918 the 17th Division, including 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers was advancing against a flagging German army. The advance lay across a line from Martinpuich and across the Albert-Bapaume Road between Courcelette and Le Sars, the old Somme battlefield. The 10th Lancashire Fusiliers encircled Martinpuich from the north and the Manchesters from the south before finally taking the village. Machine gun fire from High Wood stopped any further advance. Pte. Marshall was wounded and died the same day. He was buried at Fienvillers British Cemetery William Marshall was a prisoner of war in Germany and Thomas Henry was fighting in Mesopotamia Death notice published 5th September 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MARSHALL. – Died of wounds, received in action August 28th, 1918, Pte. H. Marshall, Lancashire Fusiliers, aged 18 years, of 25, Haywood-street, Sneinton. We hope for a safe returning, we longed to clasp his hand, but God has postponed the meeting, 'twill be in a better land. – From his sorrowing mother, father in Scotland, brothers Will (in Germany), Tom (in Mesopotamia), George and Horace, and sisters Gerty and Becky.” In memoriam published 28th August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MARSHALL. – In loving memory of Pte. Herbert Marshall, aged 18, 10th Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, died of wounds August 28th, 1918. This day brings back sad memories, our loved one gone to rest, and those who think of him to-day are those who loved him best. – From his sorrowing mother, father, brothers, and sisters.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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