Lieutenant Bernard Sanderson Marshall, MC

  • 1894-1917
  • 20th Squadron Royal Flying Corps
  • Killed in action 7 June 1917 aged 22
  • Commemorated Arras Flying Services Memorial, France
  • Born 24 November 1894
  • Father Mr HJ Marshall, Carisbrooke, Eaton Crescent, Swansea
  • Attended Abingdon School 1909 to 1912

From The Abingdonian July 1916

MARSHALL – 2nd Lieut. Bernard S. Marshall.
His Colonel in a letter to his parents says “He distinguished himself by rallying the men and leading them to the craters' edge, there digging themselves in under a heavy flanking fire chiefly from machine guns. Although the doctor and others tried to discourage him (after being hit) he insisted upon returning to his men, and continued to work with them until all were re-called." He Iater obtained the Military Cross.

From the London Gazette, July 1916

Temp. 2nd Lt. Bernard Sanderson Marshall, 6th (S) Bn, S. Wales Bord. For gallant conduct and devotion to duty when consolidating a crater. Though badly hit in the arm he carried on till exhausted. He had his wound dressed and returned to superintend his working parties

From The Abingdonian July 1917

Missing: MARSHALL – Lieut Bernard S Marshall RFC June 7th 1917

Documents

Handwritten service record
Transcript of handwritten service record