Arthur Henry Marsh, for many years a resident of Grimsby east, died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Saturday, May 12th, after a very short illness of a most serious nature. Being missed from his usual haunts on Tuesday of last week, friends of Marsh's visited his home at Grimsby East, and discovered him ill and helpless, without any attention whatever. They immediately rushed him to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was operated on within a very short time, but failed to rally from the effects of the disease from which he was suffering, and on Saturday, May 12th, quietly passed away. "Art" Marsh, as he was familiarly known in this district, was very popular, and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in this, his adopted home. He came to Grimsby many, many years ago in the company of Mr. Samuel Seamon, and has resided here since that time. Immediately upon the outbreak of war, Marsh offered his services, and for the first few months served with the 44th Lincoln and Welland Battalion Canal Guard. From this unit he was transferred to the 81st Overseas Battalion, and proceeded overseas with the latter. During his service in England, Marsh transferred to the 95th Battalion, and thence was drafted to the 4th C.M.R. in France where he put in several months of very strenuous service, returning home during the early part of 1919, subsequent to the Armistice, after having spent considerable time in England convalescing. He was discharged from the Service as medically unfit for further duty, and was awarded the General Service and Victory medals. Since his Service days, Marsh has been employed by the Grand Trunk Railway Company as watchman at the Park Road crossing at Grimsby east and when not on duty in this position, he followed various vocations. The deceased was born in England 52 years ago, and had no near relatives in this country, but his mother, brothers, and sisters survive him in the "Old Land". The funeral took place on Tuesday, May 15th, from St. Andrew's Church to Queen's Lawn Cemetery, the Rev. J. Allan Ballard officiating. Six ex-service men, in uniform, acted as pallbearers and the bier was followed by a parade of war veterans and a large cortege of friends.
Grimsby Independent 23 May, 1923: Independent in Error - In our report of the death of the late Arthur H. Marsh in last week's issue, it was erroneously stated that Marsh had been discovered in his home "ill and helpless, without any attention whatever". It is now brought to our attention that Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Rooker, neighbors of the deceased, had been periodically giving him attention during the winter in his illness. and at the time of his fatal attack, Mrs. Rooker was devoting nearly her whole time to nursing him, and was with him when other interested friends arranged for his admission to the hospital. We publish this in full justice to Mr. and Mrs. Rooker.