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11319   Private Marshall Caskey
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/04/1896
Died: 23/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Marshall Caskey was the son of Marshall & Margaret Jane Caskey. Although the family were originally from Swatragh / Maghera, Marshall was born in Glasgow on 17th April 1896. The 1911 census lists Marshal as age 15 in, Garvagh. He was working as a farm labourer for the Thompson family. Marshall enlisted in Kilmarnock. Private Marshall Caskey was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 3C
CWGC Casualty 1542660
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.
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Marshal Caskey 1911 census lists Marshal as age 15 at house 5 in Kurin, Garvagh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Marshal's father 1911 census lists Marshal's father at house 20 in Lismoyle, The Grove, Londonderry
3 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Beief details including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023