From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Marston '16

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: July 15, 1918

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

Frank resigned from the Naval Academy on June 8, 1915.


Frank was lost on July 15, 1918 he is buried in the Oise-Aisne American Cemtery at Fere-En-Tardenois, France. Unable to find any details, except that he was a member of the 30th Infantry Regiment. This regiment was heavily engaged with the Germans in the Second Battle of the Marne at this time; it was a part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Unable to find any next of kin information, though it seems that he was survived by his parents. Frank Rutherford Marston is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall. (He was age 19 years and 8 months at his date of admission to the Naval Academy (August 22, 1912); he was therefore born in early 1893 or late 1892.)


Several of Frank's letters and other keepsakes from his travels are in the collection of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center.

Frank was a Lieutenant in the initial casualty list. Posthumous promotion?

Class of 1916

Frank is one of 16 members of the Class of 1916 in Memorial Hall.