Corporal Ralph Marshall

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat firm clerk


F. J. Elliott & Co, Guildford Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

44 Cambridge Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

16th General Hospital

Grave Location

Mont Huon Military Cemetary
Le Treport

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 26th April 1917
Cpl Ralph Marshall


Cpl Ralph Marshall, 31508, 6th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, died in the 16th General Hospital in France on April 22nd, 1917, from wounds received in action two weeks earlier. He was aged 22.

His fiancee, Lily Wildman, had been granted a permit to travel from Luton to France to be with him in his final hours. The couple had planned to marry when Ralph was next on leave, but that never happened. Lily was living with Ralph's parents, John and Elizabeth, at 44 Cambridge Street, Luton.

Ralph had enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment in November 1915, as a private attached to the Machine Gun Corps. He went out to the front in June 1916 and gained two stripes. However, he was wounded in the right arm near Arras in an attack on German trenches on April 9th, 1917, and admitted to hospital, also suffering from heart trouble.

Prior to enlistment Ralph was employed as a clerk by hat manufacturers F. J. Elliott & Co, Guildford Street, Luton.


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Cpl Ralph Marshall

Author: Deejaya

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