George Albert Valentine Marsh

This is complicated by the fact that he uses in the army both "A G V " and "G A V". His birth in Dundalk is " G A V", but his Army record is "A G V" It is certainly the same man.

1897 Feb 5. Born Dundalk, Ireland "George Albert Valentine Marsh"

1901 census at 10 Castle St, Dundalk

1911 census - I cannot find the family

1917 Sep 22. Commissioned 2nd Lt R Irish Rifles

1918 Apr 24. Landed in France for the first time.

1918 May 27. 2nd Lt A G V Marsh . 4th Battalion. East Yorkshire Regiment. Attached From Royal Irish Rifles. Taken prisoner On 27th May 1918, 19 men and 4 officers of the 1/4th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Yorkshire Regiment were killed in action, including Lt.Col Ralph Dawson-Kent during what became the last surge by the Germans in 1918 known as the Spring Offensive.

1918 Dec 18 Repatriated from POW.

1919 Mar 1. R. Ir. Rif. Temp. 2nd Lt. A. G. V. Marsh to be temp. Lt., with precedence next below W. C. Brown.

1920 Aug 20. Joined ADRIC with service no. 321. Posted to D Coy

1921 Jan 18. Wounded at Kilroe Ambush . He was later awarded £1750

1921 Mar 14 to 29 Mar Medical Leave

1921 May 25. Discharged medically unfit due to service in the RIC

1921 May 26 Pension paid for 12 months

1939 Register. Living in 5 Chesterfield House , City of Westminster, London. He is a Steward and single

1956 Oct/Dec Died Bridgewater Somerset aged 59 George A V Marsh


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