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I am trying to find Ambrose William Marsden from Oughtibridge, Nr Sheffield, Parish of Bradfield. In the rural district of Wortley. The 1901 census shows him aged 15 in Bradfield. He was born in 1885.

can anybody tell me if this is my man ?

Name: MARSDEN

Initials: W A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: 2nd Reserve Bty.

Date of Death: 13/02/1917

Service No: 186668

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: P. N.S. 25.

Cemetery: DORE (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD

The churchyard he is buried in is local to me (in Sheffield)

I have checked the medal cards and there doesn't seem to be one for William A.

Thanks in advance

Robert.

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Robert,

I would guess that this man (W A MARSDEN) did not see war service as he has no MIC, is with the 2nd Reserve Battery and died at home. I suppose it is possible he is your man but I would say further investigation is required.

Have you tried to obtain a death certificate? Looking in local papers around the time may find an obituary for him. Did the man you are researching go by Ambrose or William and do you know any more about him?

There is a MIC for Ambrose F Marsden:

http://www.documentsonline.nationalarchive...1&resultcount=1

Could this be him?

Rgds

Tim D

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If I get time - this weekend, I will go to the churchyard at Dore and see if there is a family grave.

I think his parents were called William & Mary Marsden - the 1901 census shows him as Ambrose Marsden.

Ambrose F Marsden is a possibility - but I can't find him on CWGC. I don't think he actually died.

I made the connection to W A Marsden because his initials are the same (wrong way round though) and the graveyard connection (In Sheffield).

my search continues

Thanks Tim for the help.

Cheers

Robert.

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So I went to have a look at the grave in Dore churchyard - its definitely not him.

His parents were wrong.

He died which narrows it down to the people listed on the CWGC - however, I still can't find him. The search continues.

Cheers Robert.

PS nice the site is back up. I'd missed it.

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