MARSHALL, Frederick George Cecil

Private Frederick George Cecil Marshall
92788 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)

Frederick was born in 1887 at Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire son of William Marshall a coal miner contractor from West Leek and his wife Alice Mitchell from Horsley Woodhouse. In 1891 the family was living at Town Street, Horsley Woodhouse but before 1901 had moved to Portland Road, Selston and in 1911 lived at Mansfield Road, Selston. Frederick had siblings Joseph, Mary Ann, William, Elizabeth, Raymond, Eva, Luther and James Leslie.

in 1910 Frederick married Mary/Eliza Bonsall from Franklin Road, Jacksdale and in 1911 they were living at Mansfield Road, near Frederick’s widowed mother. Frederick was employed as a coal miner. In 1914 Frederick and Marie had a son named Wilfred George but tragically he died aged only 15 days and there does not seem to have been any further children. Wilfred is buried at Westwood, St. Mary’s.

We do not have any specific information about Frederick’s time in the army. He is listed on the 1918/1919 Absent Voters Roll as absent from Sedgwick Street, Jacksdale. He was a recipient of the British War and Victory Medals.

Frederick died in 1953 aged 65 and is buried at Westwood, St. Mary’s. His wife Eliza Bonsall died in 1965, aged 81 and is buried with him. They were residents of 44, Sedgwick Street, Jacksdale. The inscription on the grave reads ‘A dear wife and mother – To live in the heart we leave behind and not die’.