Lt Frank Audsley Marsden MM

Photos taken when he was a pow in 1918

1884 Dec 25. Born Dewsbury, West Yorks

1891 census in Dewsbury, Yorkshire

1901 census in Dewsbury, Yorkshire

1908 May 31. Married Susan Yates

1911 census at 19 Alma Terrace Purwell Lane Batleys - a power loom turned

1915 Aug 26 Landed in France

1917 May 29 Commissioned 2nd Lt KOYLI

1918 May 8. Yorks. L.I. The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. while comdg. a Co.: ā€” Temp. 2nd Lt. F. A. Marsden.

1918 May 27. 9th Battalion KOYLI. He was taken prisoner near the Reims - Cambrai Road about 5 miles S.E. of Berry - au - Bac. 2nd Lieut. MARSDEN was in ā€˜Cā€™ Company. This means, using the regimental dairy, that he can be placed in one of 2 redoubts running along the Berry-au-Bac to Reims road. Either Redoute des Chasseurs and Redoute des Wattignies. These redouts were held until overwhelmed. When he was captured he would have been at one of these places.

Lt. Frank Audsley Marsden, M.M., 9th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, is pictured in the lower photograph, seated on the second row from the front, and is the second man from the left.

On the top ("British Orchestra") picture, he is pictured on the back row, and is the man on the extreme left.


1918 Nov 30. Yorks. L.I.. Temp 2nd Lt F. A. Marsden to be temp Lt , with precedence next below T Nonnanton

1919 Jan Repatriated back to UK

1921 Nov 17 Joined ADRIC with service no 2181. Posted to Depot Coy

He did not last long, I assume it is to do with the information he gave prior to enlisting

1921 Nov 18. Permitted to resign on disciplinary grounds

1936 Dec. Died Shardlow, Derbys. age 52