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Archibald Marr

20319 Private

1st Battalion Royal Scots, 81st Infantry Brigade, 27th Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 12.5.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 11

Family history: Son of William and the late Elizabeth Marr, Mossview Cottage, Dennyloanhead. He had seven brothers and three sisters. Prior to enlisting on 28 January 1915, he was employed as a Grocer.

The action leading to his death

On the 9th May the battalion was occupying the trenches on the edge of Zouave Wood. The 10 May saw ‘B’ Company moving to the left of the battalion position to repel a German break-in to the British trenches and to restore the situation. On the 11 and 12 May their positions were shelled intermittently throughout both days. The War Diary reports one officer casualty.

(Linesman Map showing trench lines at 23 July 1917. The front line had not altered much from 1915)

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, British Medal, Victory Medal

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