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1 Feb 1918
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Albert Edward Marsh was born in Luton in 1899.
In 1911 he is a 12 year old school boy & living with his family at 30 St Ann's Road.
There are 12 people living in this 4 roomed house. His father Charles George is 38 years old & working as a bricklayer's labourer & his mother Lily 38, is a straw hat worker. Lily & Charles George met when they were lodged with Lily's aunt Mary Else & her brother Frank Spacey at 102 New Town Street in 1891.
Albert has 9 other siblings, Charles George 19, is a moulder at the foundry, Lily 16, is a straw hat worker, Arthur Percy 14, Henry Balaclava 10, Winifred Violet 7 & 5 year old twins May & Rosie are all at school, there is also Ivy aged 3 & 18 month old John Willie.
Albert joined the London Regiment, then 5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He died 1st February, 1918, in hospital in Brighton during treatment for a brain tumour caused by a blow to the head while serving in France. He was buried with military honours in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road on February 8th.
His eldest brother, George, had been killed in action in Palestine on December 11th, 1917. A third brother, Arthur, had a leg amputated in hospital at Northampton in November 1917.