Charles Frederick Marshall

Date of birth:                   1887Poppies
Place of birth:                 Southampton
Service No.:                     91603
Rank:                                  Gunner
Regiment / Division:   Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion:                          276th Siege Battery
Died:                                   5th June 1917 aged 29 years
Death Location:             Belgium


Life before the War

Charles’s father was Charles Lisle,  born 1863  in Southampton he died 1933. His mother Jemima nee Yeates was born in 1864 Totton, near Southampton she died in 1936. Charles Lisle and Jemima married on 15th May 1886 at Caxton Chapel, Southampton. They had twelve children 1 who died:-

Edith M b.1887, John b.1890, Katherine Beatrice b.1892, Minnie b.1895,  Ernest b.1894 and ,William Henry b.1896, Ada Lilian b.1898, Florence Winifred b.1902, Dorothy b.1905, Edward b.1907, Hilda b.1909

Minnie  married Leonard George Harvey,  he died 27th April 1965.

In the census 1891 to 1901,  the family were registered as living at 18, York Street, St. Mary’s Parish, Southampton. Charles father was working as shipping clerk.

In the census of 1911, the family lived at 17, North Road, St. Denys, Southampton. Charles senior was still working as a Shipping Clerk, whilst Charles Frederick was a Checker Railway. John also worked at the Railway as a Porter, Minnie was a Dressmaker, Ernest worked as a Baker’s Boy and William was a Telegraph Messenger. The census shows that Charles and Jemima had 12 children in total.


War Service


Name: Charles Frederick Marshall
Birth Place: Southampton
Death Date: 5 Jun 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Southampton
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Number: 91603
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Charles is Remembered with Honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on panel 9.Marshall

He is also remembered on the Southampton Cenotaph and Memorial Wall.

For his service to his country, Charles was awarded the British Service and Victory Medals.

Researched  by Becky Lonergan  November 2013.


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