Marsh, Hector Claude No. 8486

Marsh, Hector Claude

Lance Corporal

No. 8486, ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Tuesday 27 October 1914 (aged 22)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Le Touret Memorial, France (Panel 42 and 43)

BIOGRAPHY

Lance Corporal Hector Claude Marsh was born in St John’s, Malta and he was one of the seven sons of Captain Edward Henry Marsh and Alice Marsh (nee Telling).  Captain Marsh, late 19th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, served for 25 years in the Army and re-joined the colours at the outbreak of the Great War.

During the war Captain Marsh had an address in Folkestone and in 1918 his wife and family were living in Newtownards.

Most of the seven Marsh brothers joined the Royal Irish Rifles and Hector Claude Marsh enlisted in Dundalk.

Lance Corporal Hector Claude Marsh served with the 2nd Battalion and he was 22 when he was killed in action on 27 October 1914 at Neuve Chapelle.