Reverend/Chaplain George Herbert Marshall DSO MC
Royal Army Chaplains Department
Curate at St Matthews Church 1919-1920
Died 6th January 1953
DSO London Gazette 22/12/1916

Son of R and Annie Elizabeth Marshall (nee Gomm);Married the daughter of Rev G T Carruthers MA Indian Army ; Educated at the University of Manchester (Honours,School of Economics and Political Science) ; Deacon 1913 ; Priest1914 ; served MEF Gallipoli and Mediterranean Exp.Force July,1915 ; Mesopotamia .Feb-August 16; MID ;att Guards Depot at Caterham, Jan 17 ; BEF ., France Oct 1917 - March 1919 ; Vicar of Shelley , Yorks,1920 then St Matthews Church,Burnley.

George was commissioned as an Army Chaplain (C of E) on the 13th May 1915 served as a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces until 1919 when he became an Honoury Chaplain
He was reappointed Army Chaplain in WWII on 9.10.1943 and was chaplain to the Wireless School at Forest Moor (Forest Moor Mixed Wireless Station) West Riding until 5.7.1945

He was the chaplain who buried Baron Von Richthofen - the ‘Red Baron’

See accounts of him at the following links

Australia Flying Corps

You Tube

Grave of Baron Von Richthofen "The Red Baron"

With grateful thanks to Charles Beresford (Matlock Bath at War) and the Archivist at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy






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