Frederick 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 his 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 he 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.