Kirk, James b. January 27, 1897 d. November 4, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born to James and Rachel Kirk in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, he grew up an enthusiastic, successful athlete. At the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment as a Private in the 10th Battalion and was posted to the Dardanelles in 1915. After the withdrawal from Turkey, he was transferred to France and in June 1918 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action in November 1918, his gallentry earning him a...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: A.22.
Marshall, James Neville b. June 12, 1887 d. November 4, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Manchester, England, he served as Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Irish Guards attached 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army. On November 4, 1918, in the attack on the Sambre-Oise Canal, Catillon, France, when a partly constructed bridge came under concentrated enemy fire, Lieutenant Colonel Marshall went forward and organized parties to repair the bridge. When his party of men was almost over taken with many being killed and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: (Northeast corner of the cemetery,
Owen, Wilfred b. March 18, 1893 d. November 4, 1918 Poet, British Army Officer. English poetry figure noted for his anger at the cruelty and waste of war, and for his pity for its victims. He is also significant for his use of assonance in poetry, which was particularly influential in poetry during the 1930s. He was killed in action one week before the end of World War I. Born in Shropshire, England, in 1893, his family moved to Shrewsbury, England in 1906. In late 1910 he became a lay assistant at Dunsden, but in February 1911, he fell ill and...[Read More] Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France