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Pte Chesley Marks Regt # 1950
Donated by
William Anderson, CD
Master Seaman
Canadian Navy


No. 1950, Pte Chesley Marks (brother of Pte Levi Marks) was born 2nd Oct 1898 Burin, Nfld, son of Charles and Sarah Marks.
Enlisted in the 1st Bn B.E.F. Newfoundland Regiment 26th Oct 1915 at the age of 18 yrs, Long Cove Pt (Burin) Nfld. Dark hair, 5' 4 1/2" 125lbs.
Suffers gun shot wound to left leg, scalp and left hand 12th Oct 1916 France.
Admitted 18 Oct 1916 to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, SW England.
Parents receive telegram of Pte Chesley Marks admittion to hospital by J.R.Bennett, Colonial Secretary 20th Oct 1916.
Embarked Southampton 22nd Aug 1917 from 2 / 1st Newfoundland Regiment Barry Camp to B.E.F.
Transferred to 2nd Bn from B.E.F. 7th Sep 1917.
Suffers fractured right ankle 4th Jun 1918.
Admitted 18th Jun 1918 to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, SW England.
Parents receive telegram stating Pte Chesly Marks suffered fractured right ankle 11th Jun 1918.
Parents receive telegram stating Pte Chesley Marks dangerouly ill 26th Jun 1918 with further repeated correspondence stating same.
1220 hrs 31st Jul 1918 at 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, SW England No. 1950 Pte Chesley Marks passes from blood poisoning foot
(suffered infection to injuries which transcended complications to area of heart and while on operating table passes).
Parents notified 1st Aug 1918 via telegram of No. 1950 Pte Chesley Marks death 31st Jul 1918 at the tender age of 20 yrs.
Parents of Pte Chesley Marks notified of all details of burial with full military honours at Brookwood Cemetery, 3rd Aug 1918:
(Those in attendance - Minister, wife, his little girl, RNR representitive, coffin inscription, riflemen and buglers, flowers, flag and plot number)
Survived by his wife Agnes Marks of Ayr Scotland (marr. 3rd Apr 1917) and daughter Emily Louisa Marks born 25th Jun 1918, Winchester Hants, England.

Remembered with Honour - Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey outside of London, England.

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