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Name: David MARRS
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: D Service No.: 9811
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Woodside, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 0
Unit: 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Addison Colliery, Co. Durham
Home Address: 29 Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Monday 14th September 1914
Place of Death: France
Battle/Campaign: Battle of the Aisne, France, 12th 15th September 1914.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (the son of a club member).
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 5, 10th October, 1914. Blaydon Courier, page 3, 11th September 1915.
Family Details:
Son of John and Frances Marrs, of 29 Addison Colliery, Co. Durham.
Notes : David's brother, James, served with the 10th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. He is recorded as committing suicide on 16th March 1915 whilst still in the UK, and is buried in Ashford Cemetery, Kent.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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