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Nottingham
He lived at 22 North Street Sneinton.
He worked for the Boots Company at the bottle warehouse on Island Street, Nottingham.
09 Aug 1915
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He was living in Sneinton when he enlisted.
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Harry Marshall enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He landed in France and joined the British Expeditionary Force on 29th June 1915. He was killed in action on 9th August 1915. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Y[res (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Boots 'Comrades in Khaki' magazine published an article in the November 1915 edition of the magazine, it reads, "Sometime since official notification was received to the effect that Private Harry Marshall has been posted as missing, reported dead on August 9th, and messages from comrades in arms have since been received which confirm the report of his death. Amongst the staff at Boots bottle warehouse, Island Street, where he was formerly employed Harry Marshall was esteemed the best of men and indeed his general kindly nature and fine character made him popular with everybody. He was a strong energetic fellow, and on the outbreak of hostilities enlisted into the 2nd Sherwood Foresters, leave was granted to him in May last when he returned home to get married, the greatest sympathy is felt for the young widow who is left to mourn his untimely loss." (Nottinghamshire Archives) Nottingham Evening Post, 9 August 1916: ‘Marshall. In loving memory of my dear husband, Private Harry Marshall, killed in action August 9th, 1915, aged 22 years. A noble life, a noble sacrifice. Sadly missed. From his sorrowing wife and baby.’ (Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow, Ada, was his legatee.
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