|Unit or location||Role||Posted from||until|
|Drellingore Patrol||Patrol Leader||14 Jun 1940||03 Dec 1944|
Engineer and farmer
Brother-in-Law of Group Commander Lieutenant Cecil Lines having married Florence Lines in 1937.
Sam Osbourne recalled: “I was approached by George Marsh, who was the chief engineer at the waterworks, nearby, who said he was forming a private Home Guard unit. George’s brother-in-law was Cecil Lines, who was in charge of all local guerrilla units. George only went to the village school and could hardly read or write but he was a brilliant engineer. He used to make miniature working steam engines. We did square bashing once a month at Wye College and whenever we were told to right wheel he would go left."
George was a chief engineer at Folkestone Waterworks but was also a farmer who was the first in the area to have a trashing machine and a combine harvester. He was always making things and mending things. He had built his own fishing boat that he had taken to Dunkirk.
He was remembered as not being particularly sociable, preferring his animals as company.
TNA ref WO199/3390 & 1,
Hancock data held at B.R.A,