No.34709, Private, Martin MARRIOTT
Aged 20

11th Battalion, Essex Regiment
formerly 27207, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Sunday, 22nd April 1917

Born in 1897 (1st qtr Bury St.Edmunds 4a:826) son of John and Jane MARRIOTT (née PRYKE)

1901 census...Aged 4,he was at 38A Churchgate Street, Bury St.Edmunds with his father John MARRIOTT [47] blacksmith, born Tostock; his mother Jane [45] born Lidgate; sister Grace [19] born Bury St.Edmunds; brothers Thomas [9] and Ralph [6] both born Bury St.Edmunds.

1911 census...Aged 14, he was at 50 College Street, Bury St.Edmunds with his sister Grace and her husband Robert LOFTS [34] house painter and their daughter Maragaret [9 months]

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds.

The battalion were in action just north of Lens, around Hill 70 and the Double Crassier Railway. On the 22nd April the 14th D.L.I. and the 11th Essex Regiment delivered a combined attack. The 14th D.L.I. secured the whole of their objective, with forty-six prisoners and three machine-guns, but the 11th Essex Regiment was unable to gain any ground. The 46th Division had been prevented by uncut wire from co-operating in the attack. They lost 64 men

Family monument at Great Barton

photo C.W.G.C.

Martin Marriott is buried in Loos British Cemetery, France 3:C:18

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