Robert Douglas Marshall was a son of Rev. George and Priscilla Pyke Marshall. Rev George Marshall was a Baptist minister. He was born 16th July 1895 in Tobermore, County Londonderry. He was one of six sons. Robert, along with four other brothers, volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. Robert enlisted in Bedford. Robert Marshall was for time with the Royal Engineers (No 1674). Private Robert Douglas Marshall won the Military Medal (M.M.). Private Marshall was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 28th February 1918.
Cement House cemetery is located in Langemark which is located north of the town of Ieper off the N313. From the Markt take the Korte Ieperstraat, at the end turn right into Boezingestraat, past the first turning on the left and the cemetery is 100 metres on the left hand side.