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
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