Other names: Henry Edward
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersChristchurch, HampshireBournemouth, Hampshire
Story: Henry Edward Marsh was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13 Jul 1892 the son of William Henry Marsh and Ellen Marsh (nee Kearley). He lived his early life in Brickhill, Enmore Green, until by 1911 the family had moved to 49 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He had received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury. He married Mary A. Palmer in Christchurch, Hampshire, in 1914. He had enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. 15862). He served with them in France and Flanders. He later transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 304775) and finally to the Royal Engineers (Service No. 604698). He was discharged on 6 Apr 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 56 Cardigan Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, described as an Office Porter (Transport). His death was recorded in Bournemouth in 1975.