Thomas Frederick Marsden (c.1888-1915)
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, THOMAS FREDERICK. Private. No 2277. 'A' Company, 1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Austonley, Holmfirth. Son of Joshua Beardsell and Jane Marsden, Rock Cottages, New Gate, Holmfirth. Was a pupil and teacher at the Wesleyan Day School for nearly twenty years. In 1912 he moved to Glossop, where he went into the coal business with his Uncle, Mr Platt. Enlisted September 1914. After training at Littleborough he was sent to Egypt. At the beginning of May, 1915, he went with his Regiment to the Dardenelles. Killed in action, 4.6.1915, aged 26 years. (He was the first man from Holmfirth to be killed). Buried TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, HELLES. Grave location:- Special Memorial, C 287.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private THOMAS FREDRICK MARSDEN
- regiment: Manchester Regiment
- died: Friday, June 4, 1915
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 603311
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #603311)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2924718)