John Marsden (c.1882-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

MARSDEN, JOHN. Private. No 19158. 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Holme, Holmfirth. Son of the late Mr George Marsden of Flowery Field, Hade Edge. Had worked as a quarryman, both at Magnum and in Derbyshire. Prior to enlistment, lived in Birkby, Huddersfield. Attended Hade Edge Wesleyan School and Chapel. Had served in France for a year when he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 30.7.1916, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission