Remembered with honour Philosophe British Cemetery: Plot I, Row O, Grave 10.
He enlisted in Chesterfield, Derby; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 9 June 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 1 June 1918 and 31 May 1919.
Son of George and Elizabeth (nee KNOWLES) MARSHALL of Stretton, Derbys; husband of Maud Elizabeth (nee SAWYER) MARSHALL of Watford.
His parents married 1875 at the Registry Office, Chesterfield. George died 1933 in the Chesterfield district aged 80, and was possibly buried 27 June at Morton, Derbys; Elizabeth died either 1925 aged 75, 1927 aged 76, or 1938 aged 87, in the Chesterfield district.
John was born 1878 in Stretton, and married 1916 in the Watford district. He resided in Watford. Maud remarried 1921 in the Watford district to James C BACKLER; she died 1923 in Watford aged 46, and was buried 10 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
There is a Marriage announcement for John in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 April 1916.
On the 1881 Census, aged 2 he lived in Stretton, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, at school aged 12 he still lived in Stretton, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a coal miner aged 22 he still lived in Stretton, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a coal miner aged 32, he still lived in Stretton, with his parents and one sibling.
Unit"A" Company, 2nd Battalion
Date of death28/05/1917
Age at death38*
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)