Ted Marston was born on 13 August 1894 in Farnley, Yorkshire, the second son and fifth child of farmer Sam Marston and his wife Agnes who had eleven children in all. By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Meal Hill, Holme and Ted aged 16 was working as a piecener. In civil records and on the two war memorials, his forename is recorded as Ted but in military records, his forename is recorded as Fred. We believe the civil records are correct. The book Huddersfield’s Roll of Honour agrees his parentage, stating that Ted enlisted August 1916, was taken prisoner by the Germans on 14 August 1918 and died whilst a prisoner of war on 21 October 1918 aged 24 years. We have found no record of this in the ICRC archives. The website Forces War Records states that he died in Germany; according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission he is buried at Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. However, the village was in German occupation for virtually the whole war.

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    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 5760 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

    British Army 263011 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry