Regiment : D Battery 242nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service number : 835378
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 2nd March 1917 aged 21
Place of death : No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station
Buried : La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie, France, Grave B. 87.
Relatives : Son of Alice Marshall and Police Sergeant William Marshall, Birmingham City Police (stepfather), 50 Grange Rd., King's Heath, Birmingham
Memorial : Austin Motor Company WW1 Roll of Honour No 2 now in Northfield Royal British Legion Club
Also appears on : ustin Motor Company WW1 Roll of Honour No 1 now in Northfield Royal British Legion Club under Commercial Staff with the information: 8th Warwickshire (T)
Credits : Researched by Andy Frisby.
Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.)
Alex Bolstridge appears on this Roll of Honour 3 times, the initial entry on the 1914-1915 roll, on the list of distinctions with the following information: +Bolstridge, Corps Signaller Alex R.F.A. (T) won the Military Medal (the cross in front of his surname denotes a casualty) and as a casualty on the Supplementary List later added to the roll of honour as Bolstridge with no initial and the information: R.F.A.(T)
60 Grange Road, King’s Heath
William Thomas Marshall, head, age 44
Alice Marshall, wife, age 39, married 10 years, 3 children, all still living
Reginald Thomas Marshall, son, age 15
Alex Bolstridge, step-son, age 15, Assistant Librarian, District Council, born Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire
Albert William Marshall, son, age 9
George Edward Marshall, son, age 7
Sarah Doris Latham Marshall, daughter, age 4
Ann Bolstridge, sister-in-law, age 44, single
De Ruvignys Roll of Honour:
Bolstridge, Alex, M.M., Corpl., No. 835378, D Battery, 242nd South Midland Brigade, R.F.A. (T.F.); b. Ratcliffe Culey, co. Leicester 17 Feb. 1896; educ. Moseley National School, and King’s Heath Council Schools, Birmingham; was a Clerk at the Austin Motor Company, Ltd.; joined the R.F.A. 7 Aug. 1914. France and Flanders from March, 1915, and died in No. 21 Casualty Clearing Station, 2 March, 1917, from pneumonia and empyema, contracted while on active service. Buried in the British Cemetery at Corbie. He was awarded the Military Medal, for conspicuous bravery in the field when, during an attack, he remained in an observation post for many hours directing the firing of his battery, without a break. unm.