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Frederick Arthur Bateson Marsh

Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Arthur Bateson AWMM
  • Surname
    Marsh AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    445169 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1943 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    445169 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1943 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.129 Clerk 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.129
    New PlymouthTaranaki 2NZEF Nom. Roll 12, p.129
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Frederick Marsh was the son of Harold Richard and Kathleen Elizabeth Marsh, of Egmont Village, Taranaki, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Frederick Arthur Bateson Marsh was the son of Harold Richard and Kathleen Elizabeth Marsh of Egmont Village. He attended Egmont Village School and then New Plymouth Boy’s High School before working for a brief period of time with LH Johnson Motors. He was also a member of the Territorials as well as a being a gifted pianist. Frederick sailed for the Middle East in July 1943 where he joined 25 Battalion and was sent to Italy. It was during the fighting as at Cassino and the battle at Castle Hill that Fred Marsh was killed on 15 March 1944. No details of his death were given at the time. He died seven months after arriving from New Zealand at the age 21. He is buried in the Cassino War Cemetery. Public - Louise - Researcher - 24 October 2019 - West, J. (1995). Lest We Forget. New Plymouth: New Plymouth Boy’s High School Centennial Trust.
      Puke Ariki, Swainson/Woods Collection ARC# SW1943.0792
      Retrieved from
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About death

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  • Death
    15 March 1944 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM X. G. 5. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • You were my fathers eldest brother. I never knew you personally but often think of you and your peers going off to war, the conditions you faced and then being killed in action. Hard to imagine how my grandparents, your parents, and your siblings coped without you. My fathers name is Leslie Richard Bateson Marsh.
    Public - Lorraine Janice - Other Relative - 27 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.129 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 February 2022Ian Banks Taumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 October 2019LouiseNew Plymouth, New ZealandResearcher
27 April 2015Lorraine JaniceAucklandOther Relative

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