The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Joseph Marshall

Joseph Marshall served with the South Wales Borderers and died in January 1917, apparently of exposure or something similar.

The information on Joseph Marshall has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameJoseph Marshall
Date of Death24th January 1917
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death32
Unit and RegimentSouth Wales Borderers; 5th Bn.
Service Number18264
Additional InformationBorn Newcastle under Lyne Staffordshire. Lived at Tunstall Staffs. Enlisted Ystradgynlais Died in France.
There was a Joseph Marshall born Stoke on Trent Staffs 1884 who was a boarder with the SALT family at Church Road Godre'rgraig.
Joseph worked as a brick setter probably with Mr. George Henry Salt who was a Brick Kiln Fireman.
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Ystalyfera War Memorial
Family Details
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From the Labour Voice newspaper, February 10th 1917:-

Page 2
The sad news has been received by Sergeant Gould, Ystalyfera Hotel, of the death in France of Private Joseph Marshall (late of Ystalyfera). The night before his death deceased was quite cheerful and jovial, being of a happy disposition but during the early hours of the morning passed away, his death being due to the severe weather experienced at the front. Private Marshall was very popular locally, especially amongst the members of the R.A.O.B. lodges, where his company will be greatly missed.


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