Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action in France on the 23rd November whilst gallantly leading his men, was the third son of Mr. Samuel James Marsh, Roughan, Coalisland. He was 25 years of age, enlisted as a private in the R.I. Rifles in September, 1914, and on obtaining his commission was posted to another battalion of the R.I.R. in July, 1917. He took part in the fighting of the 1st July, 1916, and was subsequently awarded a certificate for gallantry displayed on that occasion. In January last he was married to Miss Charlotte E. Lamont, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Lamont, Ballynahinch.
Date of Publication:
Friday, January 25, 1918