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Surname: MARSDEN

Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Austwick, Yorkshire

Service No: 6181

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 13th (Western) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-07-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 18.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

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: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division

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Surname: MARSDEN

Forename(s): Harry

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence: Billington, Lancs

Enlisted: Preston

Number: 6181

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 6th Battalion


Died Date: 03/07/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mesopotamia


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: MARSDEN

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6181

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 6th Bn.



Died Date: 03/07/1916

Additional Information: Husband of Sabina Whitehead (formerly Marsden) of Pleasant View, Billington, Whalley, Lancs.

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‘Clitheroe Times’ (21 July 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)


Yesterday morning official news reached Mrs. Marsden of Old Road Side Billington of the death from fever in Mesopotamia of her husband Private Harry Marsden, of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Private Marsden was a reservist and went to France in the early days of the war, experiencing great hardships described in letters and an interview published in the ‘Clitheroe Times.’ He was on furlough some nine months ago. Private Marsden, who was about 33 years of age, was well-known in the village. Before the war, he was a weaver at Messrs. Green’s mill. He leaves a widow and three children with whom much sympathy is felt.

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