Died on his way home from the War. - In the list of casualties which appeared in the papers for Saturday, the name of Mr. Frank Mardall was chronicled as having succumbed to enteric fever on the transport ship 'American' whilst conveying invalided soldiers from the seat of war. Deceased was the son of Mr. George Mardall, gardener, Pigot Villas [ Denbigh ]. He joined the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards about two years ago, and was ordered to the front at the commencement of hostilities. He had taken part in many engagements while serving under Lord Methuen. Much sympathy is felt with the family of the deceased in their sad loss. The North Wales Times, Saturday 16th June 1900
WO100/196 page 196 has "7628 Pte F.Mardell (note slightly different spelling) was awarded QSA with clasps "Belmont", "Modder River" and "Dreifontein". Roll marginal note has "To England 12.5.00 and Died at Sea".
In the local press there were 6 separate references to him as Mardall and just one as Mardell, between 1899-1902. His Queen's Chocolate box was put on display in a Denbigh shop window, again Mardall. A 1902 In Memoriam notice again gives the surname as Mardall and gives his date of death as May 23rd 1900.