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Louis Carr MARSDEN

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Surname: MARSDEN

Forename(s): Louis Carr

Place of Birth: Salterforth, Yorkshire

Service No: 18615

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Coldstream Guards

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-12-07

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Louis Carr Marsden was the son of John and Ann Marsden, née Dean. John was born at Salterforth and Ann at Bentham, Yorkshire. Louis was the uncle of Private Bertie Wallbank (12/3857) (q.v.).

1891 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Cottage - Lewis Carr Marsden, aged 2 years, born Salterforth, son of John and Ann Marsden.

1901 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Harry Street - Lewis C. Marsden, aged 12 years, born Salterforth, son of John and Ann Marsden.

1911 Salterforth, Yorkshire Census: Park View Terrace - Lewis Carr Marsden, aged 22 years, born Salterforth, son of John and Ann Marsden.

Lewis was married to Alice Ann Barritt on the 25 November 1918. Alice was the sister of Private John Robert Barritt (29087) (q.v.) and cousin of Private Frank Barritt (69798) (q.v.).

The British Army Pension Record for Lewis Carr Marsden exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Lewis Carr Marsden, 18615, C. Gds. Date of Discharge: 24.12.17. Enlistment: 24.7.16. [Lewis received the Silver War Badge.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Lewis C. Marsden, 18615, C. Gds.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Lewis Carr Marsden, 18615, 2nd Btn Coldstream Guards. Date and Place of Death: Disch'd 24.12.17. Died since. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Grantee - Alice A. £6 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Lewis.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MARSDEN, Lewis C., aged 29, Park View, [Salterforth], died from pneumonia 1917.


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Private Louis Carr MARSDEN

Private Louis Carr MARSDEN

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


MARSDEN Louis Carr of 38 Station-road Foulridge Lancashire died 7 December 1918 Administration London 23 April to Alice Ann Marsden widow. Effects £608 4s. 11d.

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Salterforth Cemetery

Salterforth Cemetery

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Salterforth Cemetery

Salterforth Cemetery

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13 December 1918


The death occurred on Saturday, at Foulridge, of ex-Private Lewis Carr Marsden, after a brief illness from pneumonia. Deceased, who was 29 years of age, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marsden, of Park View, Salterforth. He was discharged from the Army about a year ago after 18 months’ service in the Coldstream Guards, with whom he served about six months in France, where he was severely gassed. Only a fortnight before his death he married Miss Alice A. Barrett, of Foulridge, and went to reside at that village. His wife is down with the same complaint. Mr. Marsden had spent his whole career, prior to joining the Army, in the service of Messrs. R. Brown and Son, farmers and butchers, Salterforth and Barnoldswick, and was a man of sterling character, esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) at Salterforth Cemetery.


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