Monday, 1 June 2015

Marshall, William - Private (16106)

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Cameronians (12th Scottish Rifles),
Died 3rd August 1918
Age 34
Buried St James Parish Church, Haslingden.

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE - SOLDIERS RECORDS W0364/2385

Attestation Form of Pte. William Marshall. Enlisted in the 11th Battalion The Cameronions (Scottish Rifles) at Hamilton on 9th September 1914. His address: 20 Wilkinson Street, Haslingden, Born: Accrington, Age: 30 years 4months. Occupation: Chimney Sweep. Description: Sallow, eyes-blue, hair-brown, 5 ft 53/4, 121lbs, Religion: Church of England, Married: Clara Bushnell at Haslingden 20th August 1903.  Son John born 12th December 1907 at Haslingden.
Regimental Number - 16106
Posted to 12th Battalion on 29th September 1915 (Stobs, near hawick) N.B. 11th Battalion went to France on that date.  Transferred to 56th Training Reserve Battalion on 1st 9th 1916 (Findhorn).  Discharged "No longer fit for war service" on 4th March 1917 after two years 177 days service in the Home Command.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Private Wm Marshall (late Scottish Rifles) died August 3rd 1918.

"God knows how much we miss you,
More than loving words can tell,
Not one day have we forget you,
Since you bade this world farewell."

Fondly I loved him, he's dear to me still,
But in grief I must bend to God's holy will;
My sorrow is great, my loss hard to bear,
But angels, dear husband, will guard you with care."

From his loving wife and son, Jack.

"In our home you are fondly remembered,
Happy memories cling round your name;
True hearts that hold you in deepest affections,
Always will love you in death just the same."

From father and mother in law and sisters and brothers.

"Ever in our thoughts,
Too dearly loved to be forgotten."

From his Wife and Son, Jack and all, 20 Wilkinson Street, Haslingden.





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