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Marsh, Arthur Percival - OBE TD

Rank : Major

Unit : 5th Bn, 1/5th Bn, 3rd Vol Bn

Biography :

Educated at Oakham School, Arthur Marsh was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant 11.12.1908 in 5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment. Promoted Lieutenant 10.8.1910. Sailed to France with 1/5th Bn February 1915. Wounded 1.7.1915 and hospitalised. His letters home at that time can be found at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=056-de3695&cid=-1#-1. Adjt of 3rd Militia Bn from 16.6.1917. Awarded T.D. (L.G. 8.4.1924). Resigned on 2.12.1924. In World War Two he served as a Major with the Home Guard at Melton Mowbray and awarded the O.B.E. (L.G. 1.1.1942).

Medal Card: address: The Hazels Scalford Road Melton Mowbray. Victory, British & 1915 Star.

Parents: Arthur Harry and Mary Isabel Marsh. 10, Park Road, Melton Mowbray. Siblings: Charles K 13, Arthur Percival 13, Bertie Cecil 11 - Info. from 1901 census.

Date of Birth : c. 1888

Place of Birth : Melton Mowbray

Date of Death : 11.9.1978

Place of Death : Melton Mowbray

Civil Occupation : Solicitor

Period of Service : 1908-24; 1940-44

Conflicts : WW1; WW2 Home Guard

Places Served : UK, France

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