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James Webster Marsh

In memory of:

Private James Webster Marsh

November 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

1003607

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

8th Battalion

Additional Information


Son of the Rev. D. B. Marsh and his wife, Jean McPherson Webster. Husband of Bertha Irene Whitfield Marsh, of Claraday, Ontario. Native of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 290 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XLVII. E. 5.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Marsh
  • Obituary
  • Ypres Salient
  • Monument– Lt. James Webster March is remembered on the Marsh family memorial, Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Memorial– Marsh family memorial, Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Inscription
  • Roll of Honour– Canadian National Railways - World War One Roll of Honour. James Webster Marsh enlisted in Montreal on November 1915 with the Canadian Grenadier Guards Overseas Battalion. A second attestation was made in July 1916 at Sault-Ste-Marie with the 227th Battalion C.E.F.  

Marsh indicated on both attestations that he had previously served four years with the 13th Royal Regiment of Hamilton, Ontario.  A plaque in honour of members of the 13th Royal Regiment's service who died in the first World War hangs in the Lt.-Col. John Weir Foote, VC, CD Armoury, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Marsh described his occupation on his military attestation form as a Gas Engine Expert.  He was described in a newspaper report as the Mechanical Superintendent of the Grand Trunk Pacific west of North Bay.  In honoured memory.
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  • Grave Marker

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