Image from the Evening Star – 15th September 1942.

Born: 1907, Shotley, Suffolk.

Died: 9th July 1947; age: 40; at the General Borough Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 30, Dillwyn Street, Ipswich.


Rank: First Officer/Mate; Service Number: R.218194.

Regiment: Merchant Navy, S.S. ‘Lady Jean’ 148366 Rochester.

Medals Awarded: British Empire Medal.

Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Robert & Marian Alice Rands; husband of Emily May Rands, of Ipswich.




1911   High Street, Shotley, Suffolk.


Marshall was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Robert Rands, 35, an Insurance Agent – Prudential & Co., born Shotley.

Marian Alice Rands (nee Bullock ( Gage), 40, born Harkstead, Suffolk.

Roy Hamilton George Rands, 10, born Shotley.

David Robert Rands, 3, born Shotley.

Arnold Lester Rands, 1, born Shotley.


Marshall’s father, George Robert Rands died 1929, Ipswich.


In 1935, Waldringfield, Suffolk, Marshall married Emily May Rush, born October 1907, Waldringfield, Suffolk.

They had 1 son:

David M. Rands, born 1936, Ipswich.


Marshall’s stepbrother, Owen Lawrence Gage, lost his life in the Second World War, as a result of wounds received on the 13th June 1940, aged 44 years. He was an Able Seaman for the Merchant Navy, on board S.S.’Train Ferry No.2.’ He is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.


Lady Jean information and website courtesy of Mr David Renouf.

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