William Marsh (1839-1901)

Funeral of Mr William Marsh at Cardiff.

Mr William Marsh, who was employed by Messrs Topham, Jones, and Railton on the new South Dock, Cardiff as foreman mechanic, was buried on Saturday at the New Cemetery Cardiff. The funeral was a very large one and was followed from deceased's house by 17 coaches conveying his relations, some of his old personal friends, and representatives of both the contractors and engineer's staff on the new South Dock contract. The funeral was met at the Cemetery by about 250 people. Mr Marsh was an old servant of the late Mr T. A. Walker, and was with him through several of his large contracts, viz., Severn Tunnel, Swansea Docks, and the Manchester Ship Canal. He had been employed by the present contractors of the new South Dock for the last seven years, and was one of their most valued servants. There were many wreaths, showing the esteem he was hold in by his many friends.

SOURCE: The Cardiff Times 16th November 1901