Private John Marshall

Private John Marshall.  ( possibly) 15th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917, aged 21, on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was the son of John Marshall of 35 Provost Road, Dundee and is buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Arras, France. He fell in the fighting for the German defences in the “Black” and “Blue” lines  before capturing their objectives in the ” Brown” line.  It is agreed that the first day of the Battle was one of the Army’s greatest successes during the War with all objectives achieved and many prisoners taken. The photograph shows British troops accompanied by a tank in the main street of a captured village near Arras.

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