Frederick John Marsh 1892 –
Frederick was born circa 1892 in Shepherdswell, to Henry John (known as Harry) and Emily Jane (née Colman).
In 1901, the family were living at the Old Mill House in Betteshanger and by 1911, Frederick was a boarder on a farm in Garlinge, Margate, where he was working as a ‘waggoner’s mate’.
When Frederick’s brother, Arthur William, enlisted in 1914, Frederick was back with the family, living in Frogham. It is probable that he worked locally, as he is named in Richard Higgs’ list of villagers who served in the War.
To date, it has proved impossible to trace Frederick’s War records; without a confirmed date of birth, no army records can be attributed as there are several possibilities, and the Royal Navy records do not give enough identifiers to be sure that the correct Frederick has been found. Until more details are discovered, he remains a mystery.