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Philip Sidney Marsden


Early Life

Philip was the son of Mr J. Marsden of Rochdale, Lancashire

Service Life

Lieutenant Philip Sidney Marsden served with the 9th Battalion the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, which included going overseas to Egypt, in September 1914, Philip was awarded the Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal and 1914-1915 Star. Philip’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Philip was 23 years old when he was killed in action on 30 May 1917. He is buried in Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – F25). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 3.

Left to Right – 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal. memorial plaque of Philip Sidney Marsden