Rifleman Oscar Elliott Marshall

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

Oscar was born in 1882 at Midhurst, the first child of William and Mary Marshall. William was a plumber and the 1901 census shows Oscar working as a plumber’s mate.

Oscar enlisted into the 21st Battalion of the Rifle Brigade at Dorking.

Oscar died on 15th of April, 1917 at sea, when the troop ship Arcadian sank.

He has no known grave. His name is inscribed on the Mikra Memorial in Greece.

Born                            Midhurst, West Sussex
Lived                            Dorking, Surrey

Son of                          William and Mary Marshall

Enlisted                        Dorking, Surrey

Regiment                      21st Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Number                        S/33030

Date of Death               15th April 1917
Place of Death              At Sea
Cause of Death             Died when Troop ship Arcadian sank

Age                               35

Memorial                       Mikra Memorial, Greece