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  • Henry (Harry) Marshall was born on 24 May 1879 in Butlers Marston, Warwickshire, England.  His parents were John Marshall and Julia Wilcox. Henry was educated in England and the 1891 Census shows he had three sisters – Florence, Amy and Emma. His father, who worked as a labourer, died in 1896. The 1901 Census shows Henry and his mother still living in Bultlers Marston and Henry is working as a general labourer.

    In May 1906 Henry immigrated to Canada and made his way to Rat Portage (Kenora). He began services with the CPR in 1910 working as a car inspector. The 1911 Canadian Census shows him living in Kenora with his sister, Emma and her husband Francis Connett.

    On 19 February 1916, Henry enlisted with the 94th Battalion in Kenora for service overseas in WW1. He embarked from Halifax on 28 June 1916 aboard the S.S. Olympic.  Upon his arrival in England Henry was transferred to the 28th Battalion and sent to France on August 25th. He arrived at his unit in France on 16 September 1916.  Eleven days later Henry was wounded in action receiving 31 shrapnel wounds. He was admitted to Dr. Stevens Hospital in Dublin on 18 October 1916. The following March Henry was transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom and stayed there until his discharge on 08 June 1917. At that point he was on command to the 2nd Casualty Clearing Depot in Bramshott until being struck off strength to Canada in October. Henry sailed for Canada aboard the S.S. Grampian on 22 October 1917. He received his official discharge due to being medically unfit for further service on 15 January 1918 in Winnipeg. Henry returned to Kenora.

    On 20 April 1921 Henry married Alice Jane Moorey in Saint John, New Brunswick. She had just arrived from England with her daughter, Alice Mary (1915-2005, married Howard Hansen). They all returned to Kenora and are found there on the 1921 Canadian Census. Henry and Alice had three more daughters: Doris (1922-2008 who lived in Winnipeg), Phyllis (who lived in Toronto), and Elsie (who married Ken Smith and lived in Dryden). The Marshall family lived on Main Street, Rideout.

    Henry continued to work for the CPR until his retirement in 1944. He belonged to the Kenora Legion and was a member of St. Alban’s Church. His wife, Alice, passed away in 1955. Henry went into Pinecrest Home. He passed away on 15 January 1967 and is buried in beside his wife in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora.

    From Kenora Miner & News (25 Oct 1916)

    From Kenora Miner & News (25 Oct 1916)

    From Kenora Miner & News (18 Aug. 1917)

    From Kenora Miner & News (18 Aug. 1917)

    Henry's application for Legion membership in Kenora, Ontario

    Henry’s application for Legion membership in Kenora, Ontario

    Henry's grave marker in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

    Henry’s grave marker in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

    Henry's obituary from Kenora Miner & News

    Henry’s obituary from Kenora Miner & News

  • Regimental Number:
  • 198961
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • 94th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Butlers Marston, Warwickshire
  • Country:
  • England
  • Next of Kin:
  • Julia Marshall, mother. Butlers Marston, Warwick, England
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • May 24, 1879
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Car Inspector
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • February 16, 1916
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 36
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • January 15, 1967
  • Age at Death:
  • 87
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Henry (Harry) Marshall was born on 24 May 1879 in Butlers Marston, Warwickshire, England.  His parents were John Marshall and Julia Wilcox. Henry was educated in England and the 1891 Census shows he had three sisters – Florence, Amy and Emma. His father, who worked as a labourer, died in 1896. The 1901 Census shows Henry and his mother still living in Bultlers Marston and Henry is working as a general labourer.

    In May 1906 Henry immigrated to Canada and made his way to Rat Portage (Kenora). He began services with the CPR in 1910 working as a car inspector. The 1911 Canadian Census shows him living in Kenora with his sister, Emma and her husband Francis Connett.

    On 19 February 1916, Henry enlisted with the 94th Battalion in Kenora for service overseas in WW1. He embarked from Halifax on 28 June 1916 aboard the S.S. Olympic.  Upon his arrival in England Henry was transferred to the 28th Battalion and sent to France on August 25th. He arrived at his unit in France on 16 September 1916.  Eleven days later Henry was wounded in action receiving 31 shrapnel wounds. He was admitted to Dr. Stevens Hospital in Dublin on 18 October 1916. The following March Henry was transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom and stayed there until his discharge on 08 June 1917. At that point he was on command to the 2nd Casualty Clearing Depot in Bramshott until being struck off strength to Canada in October. Henry sailed for Canada aboard the S.S. Grampian on 22 October 1917. He received his official discharge due to being medically unfit for further service on 15 January 1918 in Winnipeg. Henry returned to Kenora.

    On 20 April 1921 Henry married Alice Jane Moorey in Saint John, New Brunswick. She had just arrived from England with her daughter, Alice Mary (1915-2005, married Howard Hansen). They all returned to Kenora and are found there on the 1921 Canadian Census. Henry and Alice had three more daughters: Doris (1922-2008 who lived in Winnipeg), Phyllis (who lived in Toronto), and Elsie (who married Ken Smith and lived in Dryden). The Marshall family lived on Main Street, Rideout.

    Henry continued to work for the CPR until his retirement in 1944. He belonged to the Kenora Legion and was a member of St. Alban’s Church. His wife, Alice, passed away in 1955. Henry went into Pinecrest Home. He passed away on 15 January 1967 and is buried in beside his wife in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora.

    From Kenora Miner & News (25 Oct 1916)

    From Kenora Miner & News (25 Oct 1916)

    From Kenora Miner & News (18 Aug. 1917)

    From Kenora Miner & News (18 Aug. 1917)

    Henry's application for Legion membership in Kenora, Ontario

    Henry’s application for Legion membership in Kenora, Ontario

    Henry's grave marker in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

    Henry’s grave marker in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

    Henry's obituary from Kenora Miner & News

    Henry’s obituary from Kenora Miner & News

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  • Marshall, Henry Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • 198961
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Battalion:
  • 94th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Butlers Marston, Warwickshire
  • Next of Kin:
  • Julia Marshall, mother. Butlers Marston, Warwick, England
  • Date of Birth:
  • May 24, 1879
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • England
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Car Inspector
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • February 16, 1916
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 36
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • January 15, 1967
  • Age at Death:
  • 87
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
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