Private T/290141 George Marshall

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Died on Tuesday, 14th August 1917, age 19.
Buried in Grave VI. F. 16. at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Army Service Corps, 42nd Divisional Supply Column.

Son of Henry and Lucy Marshall, of Summerhill, Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Wolverhampton, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library, and St. John's memorials.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/426976/

Genealogical Data

Birth of George Marshall registered March quarter 18989 in Dudley.

1901 Census
Caravan, Horseley Fields, Upper Church Lane, Tipton, Staffs.
Henry Marshall (49, Labourer for Horse Dealer, born Chipping Norton), his wife Lucy (47, born Uttoxeter), and their 4 children: Louisa (19, born Pelsall), Henry (9, born Norton Canes), Job (5, born Norton Canes), and George (3, born Tipton).

1911 Census
30 Moat Road, Summerhill, Tipton, Staffs.
Henry Marshall (59, Horse Driver, born Tewkesbury), his wife Lucy (57, born Uttoxeter), and 2 of their 8 surviving children of 11: Job (16, Colliery Lad - Above ground, born Norton Canes), and George (13, School, born Tipton).

Marriage of George Marshall and Emily Harvey registered September quarter 1916 in Dudley.
Birth of George Marshall registered June quarter 1917 in Dudley.

Personal Data

George had the prefix 'T' to his Army Service Corps number meaning he was involved with Horse Transport; given his father's occupation as Horse Dealer/Driver this is not a surprise.

George married Emily Harvey in 1916, and they had a son George born in 1917. George's brother Henry (or Harry) also joined up but never left England; he was later killed in a motor cycle accident.

In December 1917 George's widow, Emily, received his outstanding army pay and allowances of £6/8/11d (6 pounds, 8 shillings and 11 pence). In November 1919 she also recieved his War Gratuity of £3/0/0d.

Action resulting in his death

'Soldiers Died in the Great War' records George as 'Died' which means from an accident or sickness, not due to enemy action. George's "Soldier's Effects" show that he died in the 56th Casualty Clearing Station which was adjacent to Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension where George is buried. Dernancourt is close to Albert at the south end of the Somme, in August 1917 was quite a distance behind the front line.

Newspaper Cuttings

Birmingham Daily Post 14th September 1917
The following casualties amongst warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men are reported under various dates:
A.S.C., Marshall, T/290141, G., (Tipton).