Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Ambrose Marshall

Photo of Ambrose Marshall
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1893 - 1894.

Regiment: Herefordshire Regt.
Died: 15 April 1917 aged in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Second Battle of Arras. Cemetery: Bailleul Road East St Lauren Blagny IC 31

Son. Of George William Marshall, LL.D., Sarnesfield Court, Weobley.
Modern IIIóII.
Tea Planter in Ceylon.
Great War, Motor Ambulance Driver (overseas) 1914; 2nd 1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment attd. 4th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. 1916. Killed in action April 15, 1917.

'When war broke out he was in Ceylon where he had been engaged in tea planting. He came home early in the war and volunteered as a motor ambulance driver for Lady Bagot's Hospital. Subsequently he joined Mrs. Stobartís Red Cross contingent as an ambulance driver under the Serbian Relief Fund. In this capacity he served throughout the Serbian retreat, and finally was one of the party who tramped over the Albanian Mountains to Scutari. After returning to England to recuperate he trained for a commission, and in the autumn of 1916 was gazetted to the Herefordshire Regiment. In March last he was attached to the Bedford Regiment, with whom he was serving when killed.' (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

Service record: WO 374/46192
Unit war diary: WO 95/3118/2

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