Marson, William Tindall

Walkington WW1 Memorial, Beverley, East Yorkshire
Walkington WW1 Memorial, All Hallows Church, marble plaque with 26 names

Son of Frederick John Marson (1857-1926), and Sarah Ann Mitchell. He had seven brothers and sisters, living at 50 Cherry Terrace Lane Beverley Beverley, (1911 Census). William Tindell Marson was one of three brothers killed in the war.

He enlisted in Beverley. Formerly, Private, 82028, T.R. Battalion. Transferred to the 5th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, on 27/03/1918, aged 19, during the German Spring Offensive. He is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No2, Hebuterne Franc.

His older brother Frank Tindall Marson, 8th EYR had been killed on 14/07/1916, aged 21. Frank worked as a chauffeur for Mr. A. Plimpton (father of Captain, Robert Plimpton, MC & Bar), at Walkington Park. Frank enlisted into the 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, formed at Beverley as part of the 3rd new Army (K3). He celebrated his 21st birthday and a few days leave in Walkington before embarking for France; he was killed in action just two months later on 14th July 1916. The 8th battalion was holding the Line with Longueval to their front at this time and took part in heavy fighting that cost them casualties of 19 officers and 440 men.
He has no known grave and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme.

His other brother, Harry Allison Marson, died in Beverley aged 27.

Only Frank Marson’s name is recorded on the Walkington WW1 Memorial, William and Harry Marson are not?


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Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France