Alfred Charles G Marshall

Name

Alfred Charles G Marshall

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/10/1918
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Able Seaman
J/26819(CH)
Royal Navy
H.M.S. "Agincourt"

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

STEVENAGE (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Gone But Not Forgotten

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial

Pre War

Alfred was born on the 5th September 1896 the son of Charles & Alice Marshall.

Wartime Service

He joined the Royal Navy on the 5th September 1914, the day of his 18th birthday, and just four weeks after the war had broken out. Records show that Charles deserted from the Royal Navy on the 8th May 1916 but his aim was not to avoid war service. He fraudulently enlisted in the army and served with the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch). It is not clear at what point his deception was discovered but when he was caught he was returned to the Royal Navy to continue his service. On the 18th October 1918 he was admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital in Chatham suffering from Whooping Cough. He died ten days later from the effects of this disease and is buried in the St.Nicholas Churchyard, Stevenage.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson