Marsh, Douglas Charles Earle


Son of C.W. Earle Marsh J.P., D.L., of Rochdale, Newport, Monmouthshire, he came to Winchester from Mr. P. Christopherson’s school, at Lockers Park: he reached Sixth Book and was appointed a House Prefect his last year. After repeated rejections on account of defective eyesight, he succeeded in passing his final medical test for admission to Sandhurst: he received his commission on May 1st 1917, in the 6th Dragoon Guards, and went to France on February 18th 1918. He died in hospital at Rouen on April 8th following, of wounds received a week earlier. His father left a sum of money in memory of him to purchase for the School a library of books on subjects connected with the War.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Earle Marsh
  • Forenames or initials: Douglas Charles Earle
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1911-1916
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Dragoon Guards
  • Date of Birth: 19th May 1898
  • Date of Death: 8th April 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen: Grave B.8.16