Lance Corporal 4868279
7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Date of Death 21 May 1944 Aged 28
Taukkyan War Cemetery 13. D. 10. Myanmar
Lance Corporal 4868279 John Marriott was born 28th June 1915 in Huthwaite. Coal mining father Charles Francis Marriott married Miss Elizabeth Ann Cooper Q2 1896. They claimed their own family home after 1911 top of Columbia Street. Huthwaite 1917 census lists earliest Marriott household headed by Charles Francis 34, housewife Elizabeth Ann 35, mothering daughters Adelia 11, Gladys 5, Annie 3, Martha 1. Additional children are named from next available census, following fathers 1935 death.
Mr Charles Marriott appears from 1939 census addressing 5 Columbia Street for the remaining household headed by widowed Mrs Elizabeth A Marriott. Her wedded daughter seems taking over household duties as Mrs Grace Glover with husband Joseph. Eldest son Charles Marriott worked as a bricklayer. Younger son John Marriott born 1917 worked as a Motor Bus Conductor.
L/Cpl Charles Marriott is acknowledged serving the Leicestershire Regiment infantry. Their 7th Battalion joined Chindits Force in Burma, disrupting Japanese communications and ambushing reinforcements. They had taken heavy losses before dating 21st May 1944 death of L/Cpl 4868279 C. Marriott aged 28. Battlefield graves reports July 1954 reburial in Taukkyan War Cemetery
Huthwaite cemetery cenotaph also lists J. Marriott, youngest child and only other known brother named John Marriott.