WW1 Medal Groups
WW1 Pair With Memorial Plaque, Cheshire Regiment (Casualty) - Named To Marsden
A WW1 casualty pair awarded 67957, Private George Marsden who served with 1st/7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. He died in Belgium on the 14/10/1918 aged 30 - less than a month before the Armistice. His Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry can be viewed by clicking on here.
The details of his awards are as follows:
British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 67957 PTE. G. MARSDEN.CHES. R.
Memorial Plaque named to GEORGE MARSDEN.
The medals are loose with the remnants of the original ribbons, in addition the Memorial Plaque contains the original cardboard outer and compliments slip.
The 1/7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment was formed in August 1914 in Macclesfield and formed part of Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division. Between August 1914 and July 1915 it was based in the UK, In July 1915 the Division sailed from Devonport, going via Alexandria to Gallipoli where it landed on 9th August 1915.
In December 1915 it was withdrawn from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt and subsequently in May 1918 it was moved to France where is was attached to 102nd Brigade in the 34th Division. Details of their actions and activities can be viewed by clicking on here.
Marsden was born in 1888 and worked in the cotton industry as a spinner and was the husband of Lilian C. Marsden, of 42, Brunswick St, Dukinfield, Cheshire (he had two children). From his surviving service records, it appears he enlisted in December 1915 but was not actually called up until May 1918 and joined the regiment when it was already in France in September 1918. His surviving service records can be viewed by clicking on here and on here, (if you have a subscription to ‘find my past’ although a paper copy can be provided if requested).
His Medal Index Card can be viewed by clicking on here (if you have access to Ancestry although a paper copy will be provided with this listing).
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