Marston, Arthur Bright


War Service:
Second Lieutenant ARTHUR BRIGHT MARSTON of 7th battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) was killed at Trones Wood on 14 July 1916, aged 18.

He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Christ Church, Forest Hill.

He was the son of Robert Bright Marston and Frances Marston, of Surrey Lodge, 160, Denmark Hill. His brother Cyril died in Lille in 1918 while serving with the London Irish Rifles. According to The Times of 10 October 1916 he was educated at Miss Mary Parton’s school in Champion Hill and at Dulwich College. Before the war he served on the staff of the Publishers Circular and Fishing Gazette edited by his father. He joined the Officers Training Corps in April 1915, was commissioned into the Queens’ in August and went to the Front in February 1916. He was slightly wounded on 13 July and was last seen lying on a stretcher at 3am on 14th. A month later the chaplain informed the family that he had been found on the battlefield, apparently killed by shellfire.


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