John Morrice Maitland Marshall (1890 – 1915)

John Morrice Maitland Marshall

John Morrice Maitland Marshall

John Morrice Maitland Marshall, was born on 15 February 1890, the son of Emma Catherine Man and John Maitland Marshall.

He served as a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment during World War One, and was killed in action at Gallipoli in Turkey on 23 October 1915.

He was  buried (or commemorated) at the Embarkation Pier Cemetery, on the road from Anzac to Suvla (now known as Bovic Kemikli), Turkey. (Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sp. Mem. C. 15 (see picture below)).

Morrice belongs to Generation Seven.

John appears on the 1911 census aged 20, occupation ‘medical student’ visiting a school in the West Riding of Yorkshire called Hart House in the town or village of Sedbergh,

John Morrice Maitland Marshall on 1911 census

John Morrice Maitland Marshall on 1911 census

A reference to John appeared in the London Gazette 1913
John MM Marshall London Gazette 1913

Another reference to John occurred in The Bedfordshire Times and Independent on 16 May 1913
John Morrice Maitland Marshall Bedfordshire Times and Independent May 16, 1913

Below from: University of London Officers Training Corps, roll of war service, 1914-1919

Lieutenant Essex Regiment St. Bartholomew’s Hospital son of Mr.and Mrs. J. M. Marshall of Dulwich Village wounded in Gallipoli by a shot from a sniper while correcting the position of sandbags which were obstructing the fire of a machine gun and died of wounds two days later on 23rd October 1915 buried at Anzac.

In Memory of
4th Bn., Essex Regiment
who died age 24
on Saturday 23 October 1915.
Lieutenant MARSHALL, Son of John Maitland Marshall and Emma Catherine Marshall, of The Grove, Dulwich Village, London.
Remembered with honour
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

JMMM medal card p 1 JMMM medal card p 2


Grave or Reference Panel Number: Sp. Mem. C. 15.
Location: Embarkation Pier is on the north side of the mouth of Chailak Dere, at the north end of Ocean Beach (or North Beach). The cemetery is a little way inland, between the beach and the road from Anzac to Suvla.
Historical Information:

John and his sister Nancy

John and his sister Nancy

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. Early in August 1915, the Embarkation Pier area was occupied by the headquarters of two divisions, and later by a casualty clearing station. The pier was made for the purpose of evacuating wounded from the Battle of Sari Bair, but it came under heavy rifle and shell fire and was abandoned after just two days. Apart from five original burials, the cemetery is made up of burials brought in after the Armistice from the cemeteries known as Chailak Dere Nos 1 and 2, Mulberry Tree, and Apex, and from isolated graves. There are now 944 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 662 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 262 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
JMMMMemorial JMMMMemorialA

Believed to be buried in this cemetery
J.M.M. Marshall
Essex Regiment 23 October 1915 Aged 25
Dear Lad All’s Well
With the Man
Who has done his best

John's probate record

John’s probate record

His sister’s memory notice:Nancy Marshall Memory Notice