Son of Edward Atherton and of M. Atherton, of Horwich, Lancashire. An old boy of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School.
- Surname: Atherton
- Forename: Edward John Marsland
- Date of birth: Not known
- Birth place: Not known
- Place of residence: Not known
- Gender: Male
- Age of death: 24
- Place of death: Not known
- Date of death: March 25th, 1941
- Casualty type: Not known
- Service medals: Not known
- Silver War badge: Not known
- Awards: Not known
- Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School WWII Roll of Honour.
- CWGC Memorial: Horwich (Ridgmont) Cemetery, Lancashire, UK
- CWGC reference: Division 1. Section 1. C.ofE. Grave X31.
Local newspaper entries
- Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 04/04/1941 04/04/1941
- Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 1c 3e*