The Four new research pages this week in WW1 Lives are, an Aberdeen born Private in the Artist’s Rifles, a London born soldier in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a Leeds born soldier in the East Yorkshire Regiment and a Tomintoul born soldier in the Gordon Highlanders. Click on the Description Headings to discover more on their lives.
Benjamin Marshall was born at Tomintoul, Banffshire in 1895. From a young age, he was resident with his grandmother. In 1916, he was obliged to join the military and was to join the 7th Gordon Highlanders. To find out more of his story click the above heading.
Alexander Larg was born at Old Machar, Aberdeen in 1891. His father was a music seller. A former student of languages at Aberdeen University, he was to go on and join the Artist’s Rifles and later teach languages in London. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.
Henry George Maycock, was born in Chiswick, London in 1893. He was to move to Barry, Glamorgan sometime after 1901 where he was a long term member of the Territorials and worked in a butchers shop. At the outbreak of the war he was to spend some time instructing at the Base Depot. To find out more about his story, click the above heading.
Thomas Harrison was born at Leeds to a Coal Miner father. He joined the East Yorkshire Regiment shortly after the commencement of WW1 and was moved to the Western Front around September of 1915. In November 1916, while his unit was engaged in defensive duties near, Bapaume he was killed, leaving a widow and five children. To find out more about his story click on the above heading.