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Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall

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Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall (1872-1945) was an English railway historian, best known for his works on the Southern Railway and its precursor companies; on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway; and on early railways and locomotives to 1831. He was also a noted philatelist who was a specialist in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain.

1873 January 22nd. Born at Acton the son of Chapman Marshall, a tea Broker, and his wife Frances M. H. Clarke

He was educated at Hurstpierpoint and Trinity College, Cambridge, and trained as a barrister but never practised.

1911 Living at Chinthurst Lodge, Wonersh, Guildford: Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall (age 38 born Acton), Barrister (nor Practising). With his wife Adela Rose Marshall (age 38 born Croydon). Married three years. Five servants.[1]

1915. Published "A System of Four Cylinder Locomotives".

1928 Marshall was awarded the Crawford Medal by the Royal Philatelic Society London for his work The British Post Office from its Beginnings to the End of 1925.

Marshall was a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Locomotive Engineers. He was also the holder of one of the first British driving licences.

1945 June 14th. Died at his home Chinthurst Lodge, Wonersh, Surrey. His collection of railway documents and memorabilia was auctioned at Sotheby's on 13 November that year.

1945 Obituary [2]

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