Grandparents and parents
For details of William’s family please see notes on Lionel Marsh.
William was the oldest child of his parents. He was born in Manchester on 23 October 1882 and was baptised on 25 December 1882 at St George’s church, Hulme. He married his wife, Florence about 1906 and they had 6 children. In 1911 they lived at 22 Grasmere St, Ardwick with 3 children. William was a foreman, wine and spirits. William served as a private with the 13th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment, service number 36592. He was killed in action in Salonika, Greece, on 25 April 1917. He is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial in North Greece close to the border with Macedonia.
Florence died on 12 May 1928 at the Royal Manchester Infirmary. She left £165 0s 4d.