MSRSHALL, Harold Percy Gooch

No.330170, Private, Harold Percy Gooch MARSHALL
Aged 37

4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 9155, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Killed in Action on Friday, 12th October 1917

Born in East Barnet in 1879 (3rd qtr Barnet 3a:179) son of William and Susannah MARSHALL (née RUDGE)

1881 census...Aged 1 (as Percy) he was at 1 Cassiobury Villas, East Barnet with his father William MARSHALL[33] Manchester warehouseman, born St Giles; his mother Susannah [36] born Waltham Abbey; sisters Mabel [11] and Ethel [7]; brothers Edgar [9], Herbert [6], Bertram [4] and Horace [3 months]. All the children were born in East Barnet.

1891 census... Aged 12, he was at Verulam Lodge, Chipping Barnet with his parents; sisters Mabel and Ethel; brother Herbert (electrician), Bertram, Horace and Arthur R [9].

1901 census...Aged 21, a shop assistant (drapery) he was at Verulam, Station Road, Barnet Vale with his widower father (drapery traveller); sister Ethel; brother Bertram (shop assistant, drapery), Horace (druggist assistant), Arthur R (surveyor's clerk).

1911 census...Aged 31, a warehouseman, dress trade, he was head of house at Verulam Lodge, Station Road, New Barnet; 2 servants and a visitor, Mary WALKER [29] born Downham, Norfolk.

He married Mary WALKER [10-12-1881] in Kensington on 12th August 1911, later of 26 Westerham Road, Leytonstone. Their two children were Kathleen Mary [36-6-1912] and Arthur William [27-12-1914].They lost Joan Elizabeth (1916-1916)
In 1914 they were living at The Firs, Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill.

He enlisted at Warley

On 12th October 1917 the 4th Suffolks were at Railway Dugouts, near Ypres.It was bad weather , working parties as usual, 1 OR killed (Harold), 1 wounded. The minimum reserves left under Capt M Pretty at 11 am for camp at KORFEPYP.

Harold Marshall is buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium 1:D:16

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