Joseph Marsh was the son of Samuel James and Annie Marsh. He was born about 1892 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census records Joseph as 9 years old. The family lived in Roughan, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. His father was a mechanic at the mill. The 1911 census shows Joseph to be 19 years old. He too was now a spinning mill mechanic, like his father. The family still lived in Roughan, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died on 23rd November 1917, age 25. Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh is also commemorated on Newmills LOL 183 Roll of Honour.
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.