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9 Marshall Road, Birkdale

History of 9 Marshall Road

1901:

Allen Marfleet,

Sophia,

Minnie, 14, born Fulbourn

Emily, 12, born Fulbourn

Alfred,

Frank,

Leonard,

Maggie,

Gilbert,

1911:

Allen Marfleet, 55, carpenter, born Cambs.

Sophia, 50, (nine children, one died), born Cambridge

Alfred, 19, carpenter, born Fulbourn

Frank, 17, work in warehouse, born Fulbourn

Leonard, 15, born Fulbourn

Maggie, 14, apprentice, born Fulbourn

Gilbert, 10, born Cherryhinton

Winnie, 8, born Cherryhinton

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Alfred Charles Marfleet was a private, later 2nd corporal, in the 1/11th Camb Reg and the Royal Engineers. He was posted 5.8.14. Later he contracted trench fever and in April 1918 received a gun shot wound to his left thigh. In November 1918 he contracted flu and was discharged January 1920.
Frank Herbert Marfleet, b 1893 had joined the Royal Navy in 1911 as a waiter on HMS Pembroke. He became a cook on HMS Vengeance and Vivid and married Louisa Symons in Plymouth in 1917.
Leonard George Marfleet was a lance corporal (officer waiter) with the 11th (Cambs) Btn Suffolk Regiment. He received a gun shot wound in the right ankle which fractured his fibia and fibula on 27/10/18 at Cambrai. On 23/4/19 he was discharge as unfit.
Walter John Marfleet was a lance corporal then sergeant in the 3rd Btn Suffolk Regiment, later Highland Light Infantry. He had enlisted on 15/8/14.

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