Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Thomas Edensor Laurie Marsh

Photo of Thomas Edensor Laurie Marsh
House and time at Malvern: No 8, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Royal Marines Light Infantry.
Died: 27 April 1916 aged 20 in Malta. Drowned on HMS Russell.
Cemetery: Malta Naval Cemetery P 36

Son of Fleet Surgeon H. E. Marsh, Edensor, Liss, Hants, b. 1896.
Modern III—Army I. House Prefect.
R.M.L.I. 1914.
Great War, lost on H.M.S. Russell, April 27, 1916.

'At School his bright and cheerful nature endeared him to those who knew him, and inspired a confidence that he would make an excellent officer. That this early promise was being fulfilled is borne out by the following extract from a letter written after his death: "His work and character were held in high esteem by those whose business it was to appreciate their value, and his loss is very sincerely regretted, especially amongst the senior officers." He lost his life in the sinking of H.M.S. Russell on April 27th.' (Malvernian, Jun 1916).