Alexandra Marshall, SS "Bestwood", Mercantile Marine; & Thomas Henry Marshall, MV "Fife Coast", Merchany Navy

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Reference WMO/263731


St. Mary's Churchyard

Churchfield Road



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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Slate
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: To he east of the church, adjacent to the path. Addition to the gravestone of Alexandra Marshall, also commemorating two of his sons, Alexandra Marshall, Mercantile Marine, drowned in the SS "Bestwood" off the Bishop's Rock, during WW1 on 29 July, 1917, aged 25, and Thomas Henry Marshall, Able Seaman, MV "Fife Coast", killed by enemy action on 8 August, 1940, aged 49, in the English Channel.
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In loving memory of ALEXANDRA ROSS MARSHALL The beloved husband of ISABELL MARSHALL Who died Nov: 16th 1914, Aged 49 years _______ Gone he is, but not forgotten, Never can his memory fade. _______ And his beloved wife ISABELL, Who passed away, Aug: 25th 1947, Aged 79 years _______ God's greatest gift, remembrance. _______ Also the son of the above ALEXANDRA, Who was drowned in the SS Bestwood Off the Bishop's, July 29th 1917 aged 25. _______ "Thy will be done". _______ Also son and brother of the above THOMAS HENRY, Who was killed by enemy action Aug. 8th 1940, aged 49 years. "Rest in peace".


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