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Place of Birth: Austwick, Yorkshire
Service No: 6181
Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 13th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-03
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 18.
CWGC Cemetery: AMARA WAR CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Harry Marsden was the son of Joseph and Mary Marsden, née Wilson. Joseph was born at Long Preston and Mary at Austwick, Yorkshire.
1881 Austwick, Yorkshire Census: Harry Marsden, aged 6 months, born Austwick, son of Joseph and Mary Marsden.
1891 Langho, Lancashire Census: 19, Factory Row - Harry Marsden, aged 10 years, born Austwick, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Mary Marsden.
Harry joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1899. He married Alice Gill in 1906. Alice died in 1908.
1911 Billington, Lancashire Census: Moorside - Harry Marsden, aged 30 years, widower, born Austwick, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Mary Marsden. [Harry's son, Richard Norman Marsden, was living at Whalley with his grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Gill.]
Harry was married to Sabina Rosina Pickin in 1913.
The British Army Service Record for Harry Marsden exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/C[pl] Harry Marsden, 6181, L. N. Lancs. Disembarkation date: 15.9.14.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harry Marsden, 6181, 1 L. Lan. R. Died 3.7.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Harry Marsden, 6181, 6th Bn L. N. Lancs. Regt. Date and Place of Death: 3.7.16. Mesopotamia. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Sabina. £10 10s. 0d.
Harry served as a regular soldier before the Great War with the 2nd Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was wounded whilst serving in France with the 1st Bn and died of disease in Mesopotamia whilst serving with the 6th Bn.
Harry is commemorated on the Billington Township War Memorial.
Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division
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