2nd Lieutenant Ferdinand Marsham-Townshend

2nd Lieutenant Ferdinand Marshall-Townshend 1915

2nd Lieutenant Ferdinand Marshall-Townshend 1915The younger son of the late Hon Robert Marsham-Townshend, of Frognal, Sidcup, Ferdinand Marsham-Townshend was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

He died on the 16th May 1915, aged 35.

At first he was missing, but his body was found and buried. Cut off with a party of Scots Guards he preferred death to surrender. His body was identified by a letter found on his person addressed to his mother.

A Memorial Service was held at Christ Church, Down Street, W London. A description of the service and attendees is given in the Bromley & District Times on 4th June 1915.  His name is recorded in the Parish church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst.

[Source: www.militaryancestors.co.uk]
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