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942   Sergeant Marcus Maitland
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Marcus Maitland was the eldest son of William Henry and Emma / Emily Maitland. He was born about 1895 in Magherafelt. His mother died in Magherafelt on 7th March 1899, aged 33. The 1901 census lists ‘Marques’ as age 7 living with grandparents at house 6 in Queen Street, Newry, County Down. His father remarried in 1901. Prior to enlistment Marcus Maitland was employed in the wholesale department of the Bank Buildings, Belfast. Marcus volunteered on 28th May 1915 and was trained at Newcastle and Ballykinlar, where he was rapidly promoted to sergeant. Sergeant Marcus Maitland was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 804227
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Magherafelt Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Magherafelt
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists a Marques Maitland 1901 census lists Marques as age 7 living with grandparents at house 6 in Queen St. Contd., Newry West Urban, Down
2 1901 Census lists Maitland family 1901 census does not list Marcus as living with the family at house 11 in Garden Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Maitland family 1911 census does not list Marcus as living with the family at house 11 in Garden Street. Magherafelt, Londonderry
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020