[Skip to content]



  • Remembered on his parent's headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield.
Person Details
Calverton
Parents: Isaac and Annie Marsh of 14 Bath Lane, Mansfield. Wife: Sarah Alice, nee Spencer married 1908. Children Harry, born 1908 and Bernard, born 1910. Lived at 146 Newgate Lane, Mansfield. His brothers, Harry and Frank also served along with their brothers-in-law, Samuel Fisher and Harold Monk. Isaac died on 11 April 1929 aged 75 years and Annie on 25 April 1932 also aged 75 years. Ben's eldest brother, Fred (sic), died on 11 April 1929 aged 32 years and his other brother, Harry, died on 22 August 1941 aged 51 years.
Hosiery Hand at Reeds Mill.
13 Jun 1918
29
30269 - CWGC Website
G/52390
Private
13th Bn The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Private Ben Marsh, served with the 13th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, he was killed in action on 13th June 1918. He is buried in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension (grave ref. V.E.4).
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser: 27/06/1918: 'Pte Ben Marsh G/52390 of Middlesex Regiment, has been killed in action on 13/06/1918. Leaves a widow, Alice and two sons, Harry and Bernard, of 146 Newgate Lane. Employed at Reeds Mill. Brothers Frank & Bernard and brothers-in-law Sam & Harold also currently serving.' Inscription on family gravestone, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery: 'In loving memory of Fred, the beloved eldest son of Isaac and Annie Marsh who died April 11th 1929 aged 32 years. Some time we will understand. Also Isaac the beloved husband of Annie Marsh who died April 25th 1932 aged 75 years. Light at eventide. Also Annie, beloved wife of the above who died May 18th 1942 aged 87 yeas. In heavenly love abiding. Also Ben beloved son of the above killed in action in France June 13th 1918. Also Harry, beloved son died Aug. 22nd 1941 aged 51 years. Rest after weariness.' REEDS MILL - There is a photograph of the unveiling of a war memorial at the Reeds Mills, Bleak-Hills, Mansfield, in a local history publication, 'Mansfield: A Pictorial History', David J Bradbury, 2005. Unfortunately, although the stone tablet is clearly visible in the photograph that was taken at the unveiling, the inscription does not show up on the photograph. It is possible that Ben Marsh was one of those commemorated on this memorial. The mill was demolished in 1971 and the whereabouts of the memorial is not known. The website 'Picture the Past' has a photograph of the mill taken in 1950 from the far side of the mill lake, ref: NCCW000206 (Rachel Farrand)
Remembered on

Photos

  • Remembered on his parent's headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield.
    Ben Marsh - Remembered on his parent's headstone in Nottingham Road Cemetery, Mansfield.
  • Dedication on family gravestone, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2016).
    Ben Marsh - Dedication on family gravestone, Mansfield (Nottingham Road) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (July 2016).