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Marston, George Frederick

Rank : Private

Army Number : 3553

Unit : 1st Bn, 2nd Bn

Biography :

Enlisted at Leicester, 28.9.1892 and deserted same day. Returned 19.12.1892 and was sentenced to 168 hours hard labour beginning 26.12.1892. He served in the UK before serving in Jamaica, 17.1.1894-16.12.1895 and South Africa 17.12.1895-7.1.1903 before returning to the UK for home service until 27.9.1904 when he was discharged (at the termination of his period of engagement).

His service in South Africa during the Boer War, where he was wounded in the shoulder in 1900, merited the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Transvaal, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith and Laing's Nek. He was also awarded the King's South African Medal with the 1901 and 1902 clasps and this medal is in the collection of Leicester City Museums Service.

Uncle of Sgt 11394 George Frederick Marston, DCM, who served with 7th Battalion in WW1.

Date of Birth : 26.11.1871

Place of Birth : Leicester

Date of Death : 1.7.1921

Place of Death : Leicester

Civil Occupation : Labourer

Period of Service : 28.9.1892 - 27.9.1904

Conflicts : Boer War

Places Served : United Kingdom, Jamaica and South Africa

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