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 James Neville Marshall

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James Neville Marshall

Birth
Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Death 4 Nov 1918 (aged 31)
Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Ors, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot (Northeast corner of the cemetery,
Memorial ID 9923278 View Source
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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 wounded, he continued to inspire his command. Under intense fire and with complete disregard of his own safety, he stood on the bank encouraging his men while assisting in the work. When the bridge was repaired, he attempted to rush across at the head of his battalion and was killed. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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SPLENDID IS DEATH WHEN THOU FALLEST
COURAGEOUS LEADING THE ON SLAUGHT

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  • Added: 19 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9923278
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9923278/james-neville-marshall : accessed ), memorial page for James Neville Marshall (12 Jun 1887–4 Nov 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9923278, citing Ors Communal Cemetery, Ors, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .