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James Marshall

James Marshall

Private 4986665 Sherwood Foresters
Notts and Derby Regiment 5th Bn


Killed in Action 11 Sep 1943 : Aged 26

Cassino Memorial - Panel 9

Huthwaite Online WW2 Remembrance

Private 4986665 James Marshall was born 25th June 1917 in Huthwaite. Native parents 1903 Q2 marriage between coal miner Mr William Marshall and Miss Elizabeth Anne Rowe presented their lifelong family home 49 Wrights Yard. Father aged 27 heads that 1911 household, where Mrs Elizabeth Anne Marshall 29, mothered more than the confirmed William 6, Florrie 5 and Lily 3.

Fathers 1935 death aged 51 was swiftly followed a few months later by his 53 year old wife. William and Elizabeth were given a double burial plot in the cemetery marked by a remaining simple stone. Four single adults retain same 1939 family address, all helping suggest a potential fuller listing of siblings surviving infant mortality began with Mary 1902, Arthur 1903, William 1905, Florrie 1906, Lily 1908, George 1911, Hilda 1913, James 1917, Emma 1918, Mary 1920, Albert 1925.

Mr James Marshall is listed in 1939 home employed as Plumbers Mate. Sister Mary works in Boot & Shoe Manufacturing, while brothers George is Builders Labourer and Albert a Colliery Bankhand. James left to marry Miss Doris Lound Q3 1941. Military records cannot yet offer any more details, except Pte 4986665 J Marshall is ultimately recognised serving 5th Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Sherwood Foresters when killed in action 11th September 1943, aged 26. The reported memoriam offered by a widowed Mrs Doris Marshall reveals they had a baby daughter Jacqueline.

Notts Free Press - 8th September 1944


MARSHALL. In loving memory of a dear Husband and Father of Baby Jacqueline. James Marshall, killed in action 11th September, 1943. I have only your photo and memories. Dear husband, as I journey my whole life through. But the sweetness will linger for ever. As I treasure the memories of you. Remembrance is a golden chain That binds us till we meet again.- Loving Wife Doris and Baby Jacqueline.

22 Jul 06     by Gary Elliott       Updated 09 Jul 12