5 January 1916: Gnr Kei Marsh

Kei Marsh was born in about 1882 in Burnley

Location of Burnley in the north west of England

Kei Marsh was a miner.   

30 Thorn St, Burnley. Image capture April 2009 (c) Google Street View 2022

In 1911 he was boarding with his family at 30 Thorn St, Burnley. Somehow there were 12 people sharing 4 rooms in this '2 up 2' down property comprising eight adults and four children.

Detail from the 1911 England Census return for 30 Thorn St, Burnley.

Kei died of pneumonia in Codford on 5 January 1916.

St Mary's Church, Codford. Photograph by David Martin CC BY-SA 2.0

Kei Marsh was 34 years of age and is buried in St.Mary's Churchyard, Codford, Wiltshire.

From his Pension Card we learn that Kei Marsh was married to Edith Ellen and that they had three children under 16.

L/17062 Gnr Kei Marsh, 148 Bde (County Palatine) RFA

5 January 1916 died of pneumonia. 

Research by David O'Mara with additional material by Jonathan Vernon  

Sources: 1911 England Census Returns. 

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