Thursday 9 September 2010

Private Richard Marshall

Born on 23 May 1892 in Kingston, Ontario - husband of Beatrice Marshall, Ottawa, Ontario - son of H.M. and Margaret Bovil Marshall - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married (with one child); no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 410137) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - died of sickness in France on 19 February 1917 - buried in Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension (grave C.16), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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