Project Description



Born 9th December 1881 in Cotgrave, Notts

Baptised 5th February 1882 at All Saints Church, Cotgrave

Married 1: Annie Crampton in 1903 in Bingham District. Daughter Gladys Mary born 1907 in Cotgrave.  Annie died in 1919 age 45.

Married 2: 1st June 1925, at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Radcliffe on Trent, to Ada Wallace, 39, of Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was age 43, a widower, living at Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: Builder/Carter.

Died 27th August 1962 age 80

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 6 Jun 1885. Spella (Spellow farm)

1891 Census

Age 9, living in Cotgrave, Notts with father Thomas, 37, shepherd, mother Mary, 35, brothers Herbert, 13, plough driver, Arthur, 11 and Walter, 6.

1901 Census

Age 19, agricultural labourer living at Shepherd Houses, Cotgrave with father Thomas, yardman on farm, mother Mary and brother Herbert, 22, agricultural labourer.

1911 Census

Age 29, married, living at Manns Cottages, Stragglethorpe, Cotgrave with wife Annie, 37, and daughter Gladys Mary, 3. He is employed as a cowman on farm.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: G-53115, previously 29457, formerly 56991

Military Unit: 1/7th Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 23rd Brigade, 8th Division, formerly Labour Corps, previously Lincolnshire Regiment

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served overseas


5.9.18 Reported wounded on War Office list (no further details)

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Pension Record Card

Awarded a 10% disablement pension for 52 weeks from 15th March 1919 due to debility, providing him with a weekly pension of 5 shillings and 6 pence (27p) plus 1 shilling and 4 pence (7p) for daughter Gladys Mary.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

The following information from the Electoral Registers has been used to distinguish between two possible William Marshalls linked to Radcliffe on Trent, and to confirm William’s identity by correlating listings with known family members from census and marriage records.

From the Electoral Registers

1922: Living on Bailey Lane.  Brother Walter Marshall was also living there

1929: Bailey Lane: William, his wife Ada and William’s daughter Gladys Mary.

1930: Bailey Lane: William, Ada, Gladys Mary and Thomas Marshall (William’s father?) were living there

From the 1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane Radcliffe on Trent.  Born 9.12.1881

Occupation: Builder’s carter and labourer

Household: wife Ada born 4.5.1885

Probate:  died 27 August 1962 at 34 Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, administration to Dora Jones (wife of Frederick Jones) and John James Wallace, retired bricklayer’s labourer.  Dora and John James were Ada’s brother and sister.

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent