Lieutenant Horace Frost Marris MC
Born: 22nd May 1889, Habrough
Died: 12th December 1917, aged 28
Grandfather: Thomas Marris
Father: Rev. Charles Colquhoun Marris
Uncle: Rev. William Hopkins Marris
Cousin: George Angus Marris
2nd Cousin: William Richardson
2nd Cousin: John Maunsell Richardson
2nd Cousin: Harry Glanville Southwell
Educated: De Aston 1898-1903; Durham School 1903-1906
Occupation: Great Central Railway at Immingham Docks
Horace won the Military Cross in February 1917 while serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers for working "nightly for a fortnight on Posts when the lines were 45 to 100 yards apart, putting in very good work".
He had returned to front line duties after previously being invalided home in 1915 from Gallipoli.
He was wounded by a stray shell near Cambrai on the 2nd December 1917, died of his wounds on the 12th and is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France, grave reference IV. B. 26.
Family History: Help and photographs regarding the Marris family kindly given by Phil Marris - great great grandson of Thomas Marris of Ulceby Chase.
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