Roll of Honour

James Marshall

Grave of J Marshall, courtesy Marshall was born in Great Leighs in 1892.

In 1901 his family are living at Pear Tree Cottage, Little Leighs:

James Marshall - 42 - Horseman on Farm
Eliza Marshall - 40 (nee Digby)
Lizzie - 17 - General Domestic Servant
Harry - 13 - Agricultural Labourer
William - 12
Rose - 11
James - 8
Lily - 3

By 1911 James is 18 years old and living in Felstead as a Lodger at the Sugar Loaves Public House, in Willows Green. The public house was also a bakery, and James worked with the owner William Frank Digby as a Baker.

James served as Private soldier 12274 with the 9th Battalion, the Essex Regiment.

He died on 12th October 1915, and is buried at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.
(photograph of grave courtesy