Marshall, R.G.

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Marshall, R.G.

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  • Marshall, Reginald George

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Reginald George Marshall was born April 7th, 1884 in Dorset, Dorchester, England. Marshall was married to Matilda Hopkins on October 9th, 1911. Prior to moving to Canada, he served in the Dorset Yeomanry and following his arrival served in the 104th militia in British Columbia. His marriage certificate lists his occupation as "farmer" but on July 16th, 1913 he was appointed as a special police constable at a Coquitlam Council meeting on a retaining fee of $10 per month. He was later appointed to be the special constable in charge of the East End at a rate of $10 per month. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on March 11th, 1915 in New Westminster at the rank of Private but was soon promoted to Lance Corporal, Corporal, and then Sergeant (Regiment No. 628467) in the 47th Battalion. He died of wounds received in action on August 22nd, 1917, at the age of 33. He received the Victory and British War medals and is buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in France in plot V.D. 12. He was survived by his wife, who moved to England during the war, and his parents Francis and Annie Marshall of Port Coquitlam.


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Son of Francis and Annie Marshall, Port Coquitlam
Husband of Matilda Marshall (nee Hopkins)

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