William Marshall

RBS remembers 1914-1918



William Marshall

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Covent Garden branch

Died: 14 May 1915

 

William Percy Steward Marshall was born on 15 March 1891, the son of Alfred Marshall and his wife Eliza Helen. He was educated at the Grocers' Company School, where he was a Captain in his school army battalion. He was an excellent marksman, and won the Patriotic Society's shield and medal at a Bisley Boys' camp.

In October 1908, when he was 17 years old, Marshall went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Marshall became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank. He was also a member of the bank's sports club, winning the one mile race in 1913 and being placed second in the three mile race the same year. He was also a territorial soldier, a member of the London Rifle Brigade in the London Regiment.

During the First World War Marshall left his job at the bank's London Covent Garden branch to go on active service with his battalion. Serjeant William Percy Steward Marshall was struck and killed by a shell during a heavy bombardment near Ypres on 14 May 1915. He was 24 years old.

 

 

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