Marshall, Fred


New Mills, Derbyshire 1889



Biographical Text

Fred Marshall born in New Mills signed from nearby Hyde United in 1913. He was a member of the Exeter City team which toured Argentina and Brazil in 1914 and, after continuing to play Southern League football into the 1914/15 season, was forced to retire from football due to the wounds he received in the Great War.

A versatile player, appearing at right-back, left-wing and wing-half Fred's Exeter City debut came in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace in September 1913. Making nineteen appearances (four goals) during his first season, he then took part in the 1914 tour to Argentina and Brazil and played in the game against Brazil in Rio.

Switching to right-back for the following season Fred made a further 36 appearances before joining the war effort. Sustaining serious injury during the fighting he was unable to play football again.

Fred Marshall died in Stockport in 1938.







Allan Jones

I am working on a book commemorating 100 years at their ground for New Mills Fc and would like permission to use the picture of Fred Marshall 

I have him in team picture when he returned to the Millers after WW1 

I would of course give an acknowledgment 

thank you 


Paul Farley

Allan Of course, e-mail us or you can find the Exeter City Football Club museum on Facebook and Twitter 

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