Marris War Dead (World War 1)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists the following Marris war dead during the Great War (1914-18):

SurnameChristian NamesRankDiedAgeRegiment / ServiceCountryAdditional Information
MarrisJames AlbertAble SeamanJanuary 11, 191820Royal NavyU. K.Son of Mr. T. H. and Mrs. M. E. Marris, of 38, High St., Staines.
MarrisJ. E.SapperDecember 14, 1917Royal EngineersU. K.Brother of Mr. W. H. Marris, of I, Oakfield St., Monk Rd., Lincoln.
MarrisWilliamCorporalAugust 11, 191518Lincolnshire RegimentU. K.Son of Tom and Mary A. Marris, of 32, Earl St., Grimsby.
MarrisA. BarringtonPrivateSeptember 26, 1916Middlesex RegimentU. K.
MarrisRobert CharlesLance Corp.October 4, 191721Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.N. Z.Son of Helen Marris, of 53, Baker St., Parkside, Dunedin, and the late Robert Dudding Marris. Native of Auckland. Employed in Government Census Offices
MarrisJohn HenryLance Corp.March 2, 191626Lincolnshire RegimentU. K.Son of John and Fanny Maria Marris, of 3, Winn St., Frodingham, Scunthorpe, Lincs. 
MarrisW. J.SapperOctober 27, 1917Australian EngineersAus.
MarrisW. G.PrivateOctober 10, 1917Norfolk RegimentU. K.Husband of Mrs. E. Marris, of 32, Long Row, New Catton, Norwich. 
MarrisHorace FrostLieutenantDecember 12, 191728Royal EngineersU. K.Son of the Rev. Charles Colquhoun Marris and Edith Marris, of "Hazeldene," Dene Rd., Guildford. 
MarrissFrankPrivateDecember 16, 191720King's Own Yorkshire Light InfantryU. K.Son of the late Mrs. Alice Marriss. 

From available records, the following has been determined about the above individuals:

James Albert Marris (1898-1918)
Born at Ashford, Mddx., son of Thomas Henry Marris (b.1869) and Mary Elizabeth née COLLINS (b.1868/69).
See “Marris of Banbury, Oxon.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

John Edward Marris (1878-1917)
Born at Oldham, Lancs., son of John Marris (1843/44-1898) and Emma née OVERTON (1837/38-1900).
See “Marris of Holton Le Clay, Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

William Marris (1896/97-1915)
Not identified for certain but this was probably Elijah Marris (b.1896) whose name appears on a 1914-18 war memorial at Grimsby Baptist Tabernacle, Victoria Street, Grimsby (since moved to Grimsby Baptist Church, Laceby Road). Elijah’s parents were Tom Marris (b.1865) and Mary Anne née SCOTT (b.1870/71).
See “Marris of Irby upon Humber, Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

Allan Barrington Marris (1890-1916)
Born at Yardley, Warks., son of Charles Marris (1832-1914) and Jessie Sophia Euphemia née SINCLAIR (d.1930).
See “Marris of Thornton Curtis, Lincs. (1)” on the Marris Family Trees page.

Robert Charles Marris (d.1917)
Since his father was Robert Dudding Marris, one assumes that he descends from an earlier Robert Dudding Marris (b.1818) and Eliza née GILBERT (1817-1901).
See “Marris of Wrawby, Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

John Henry Marris (1889/90-1916)
Born at Frodingham, Lincs., son of John Marris (b.1864/65) and Fanny Maria née LAWRENCE (b.1870/71).
See “Marris of Keelby (3), Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

William John Marris (1893-1917)
Born at Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia, son of John Thomas Marris (1853-1934) and Eliza Jane née STEVENS (1864-1927).
See “Marris of Redbourne, Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

Walter George Marris (1890-1917)
Born at Norwich, Norfolk, married to Ellen M S PLEASANTS (m.1913) and son of Walter Marris (b.1859) and Elizabeth née UNKNOWN (b.1866/67).
See “Marris of Norwich, Norfolk” on the Marris Family Trees page.

Horace Frost Marris MC (1889-1917)
Born at Habrough, Lincs., son of Rev. Charles Colquhoun Marris (1854-1933) and Edith née FROST (1855-1940) – see Main Pedigree for his parents. Horace Frost Marris won the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry. Two of Horace’s first cousins, who survived the war, were also awarded the Military Cross. They were Edgar Nisbet Marris MC (1887-1944) and Oswald Colquhoun Marris MC (1893-1971).
See the Marris of Croxton  gallery page for photos of them.

Frank Marris (1896-1917)
Born at York, Yorks. He may have been the son of Walter Moody Marris (1865-1924) and Alice Smalldridge Bell née Morrallee (1865/66-1942).
See “Marris of Clee (Old), Lincs.” on the Marris Family Trees page.

21st September 2014