Project Description

SIDNEY BELL MARSHALL 1892–1946

Marshall, Sidney (seated) with brother Henry

Sidney (seated) and Henry Marshall. Photograph from a family member

Brother of Henry and Edwin Marshall

Born 1892 Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 7th February 1892 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1946, age 54 in New Zealand

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 13 May 1895, father Henry, Main Road

1901 Census

Age 9 living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Henry, lace manufacturer, mother Clara and brother Henry 17, a university student

1911 Census

Age 19 living with widowed mother Clara at Barrow House, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, occupation farm pupil. Also living there is his uncle Sidney Bell (see War Memorial). His uncle Sidney died on 24 January 1918 in Ashburton, New Zealand (see his biography).

Military Service:

Rank: Gunner (but uniform shows sergeant stripe in photo)

Service Number: 132893

Military Unit: 279th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders. The 279th Siege Battery served in the Ypres Salient and were present at the Battles of Messines and Third Ypres (Passchendaele).

21.9.18: Rank – Signaller

21.11.18: Pyrexia of unknown origin (trench fever). No 25 Ambulance train to hospital

Received 44 days treatment

At this date he is recorded as having served for 3 years and 1 year 5 months with the Field Force. XV Corps of 279th Siege Battery

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll:

Barrow House, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

New Zealand address from 1928 until death in 1946.

UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960

Passenger on the ship Jervis Bay, 5 June 1925, departed from Australia to Hull age 34, occupation Agent. Address: Barrow House, Radcliffe

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

Passenger on the ship Benalia, 17 Sep 1925, departed from London to Sydney, Australia age 34, occupation Lace Agent. Address: Barrow House, Radcliffe on Trent

New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1953-1981

Sidney Bell Marshall 1914 Windermere, Ashburton, Farmhand Canterbury
Sidney Bell Marshall 1928 50 Victoria St, Avon, Lace agent Canterbury
Sidney Bell Marshall 1935 26, Dampier St, Lyttelton Produce buyer Canterbury
Sidney Bell Marshall 1938 27 Sinclair St, Avon, Produce buyer Canterbury
Sidney Bell Marshall 1938 26 Dampier St, Lyttelton, Produce buyer Canterbury
Sidney Bell Marshall 1946 26 Dampier St, Lyttelton, Produce buyer Canterbury

Probate: Marshall Sidney Bell – Christchurch – Gentleman, 1946

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and grew up in Radcliffe on Trent. Family members continued to live there.