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Sydney Marshall (1896-1917)

Stockton-on-Tees plumber's mate served with 18th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

Sydney Marshall, the son of Herbert & Hannah Marshall, was born in Luddenden, Yorkshire on 30 May 1896. He had two brothers and three sisters and in 1901 they were living at the ‘Lord Nelson’ Inn, High Street, Luddenham. In 1911 he was an apprentice plumber living in Eaglescliffe, Preston-upon-Tees. He was a fitter’s mate living in Outram Street, Stockton-on-Tees. when he joined the 18th (The Pals) Battalion Durham Light Infantry on 10th April 1916 in London.

He landed in France on 2nd July 1916 and was promoted Acting Lance Corporal on 15th May. He reverted to Private when he was transferred to the 1st/6th West Yorkshire Regiment on 13th July and was wounded ten days later. On 24th July he was repatriated to England. He returned to France on 2nd January 1917 with the 15th DLI but returned to the 18th Battalion the following day. He was killed at the Battle of Arras on 18 May 1917 and is commemorated on the Arras and Eaglescliffe 1914-1918 Memorials and in the DLI Book of Remembrance in Durham Cathedral.

Civil Parish: Stockton on Tees

Birth date: 30th May, 1896

Death date: 18th May, 1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: ‘Lord Nelson’ Inn, High Street, Luddenham, Yorkshire (1901 census)
8 Beachwood Road, Eaglescliffe, Preston-upon-Tees (1911 census)
28 Outram Street, Stockton-on-Tees (British Army WWl Records)

Employment: Apprentice plumber (1911 census)
Fitter’s mate (British Army WWl Records)

Family: Father: Herbert Marshall
Mother: Hannah Marshall (nee Halliday)
Siblings: Alice, Harry, Nellie, Lena & Dudley Marshall

Military service:

18th Battalion
(The Pals) Durham Light Infantry
Regimental number: 31655

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arrays Memorial, Bay 8
DLI Book of Remembrance, Durham Cathedral
Eaglescliffe 1914 – 1918 Memoriial Cross, junction of Yarn and Victoria Roads

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards

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