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57882   Private Robert Douglas Marshall M.M.
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/07/1895
Died: 28/02/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cement House Cemetery
  Langemark, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-M-1
CWGC Casualty 97893
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore Baptist Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 35
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Marshall family 1901 census lists Robert Douglas as age 5 living with the family at house 15 in Moneyshinare, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 Cardington Roll of Honour Details of Private Robert Douglas Marshall M.M.
3 Cotton End Roll of Honour Details of Private Robert Douglas Marshall M.M.
4 Photo of Private Thomas Johnston's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here (M.M.)
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert Marshall's grave can be purchased here
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