Friday 10 September 2010

Private Samuel Marshall

Born on 19 May 1894 in London, England - son of Sarah Ethel Marshall, Islington, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 December 1914 (number 410925) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 April 1917 - killed in action on 1 September 1918 - buried in Wancourt British Cemetery (grave VIII.H.30), 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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