Bert Marshall

Royal Field Artillery

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Unit/Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Battalion 502nd Howitzer Bty.
Rank Driver
Service Number 1438 & 740771
Theatre of War first served in 740771
Date of entry therein
Age at Death 25
Date of Death 12/07/1917
Burial/Memorial Etaples Military Cemetery, France
CWGC Family Details Husband of Edith Marshall, of 141, Duckpool Rd., Maindee, Newport, Mon.
“Peace perfect peace”
Born Kensal Rise, Middlesex 1894
Enlisted Newport, Mon. Feb 1915
Resided 141, Duckpool Road, Maindee, Newport, Mon
How Died Died of wounds, 46 Stationary Hospital
Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement British War Medal
Victory Medal
Notes Also 740771 Royal Field Artillery

Bert Marshall's Story

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Bert Marshall was born in 1894 in Kensal Rise, Middlesex to parents Arthur and Alice. Like most of the soldiers listed on the Orb War Memorial Bert came to Newport in search of a job. In 1914 he married Edith King and the couple had one child born in 1915.


Bert enlisted in the army in February 1915 and served in Royal Field Artillery with the Howitzer Battery.

He died of wounds at the 46 Stationary Hospital on 12th July 1917 and is remembered at Etaples Military Hospital in France. Edith had the inscription “Peace perfect Peace” put onto his grave stone. Bert was 25 years old when he died. Edith received his war gratuity payment of £5.00