Private Will Marshall

Will Marshall was born in Burnley in 1893. He was working as a cotton weaver when he enlisted in the Accrington Pals on 17th September 1914. On 1st July 1916, his Battalion went ‘over the top’ opposite the village of Serre in the northern sector of the Somme and described what happened...

Will Marshall was wounded in the action and spent nine months in hospital in Liverpool.  After being discharged, he worked as a local munitions inspector. He died in 1995, aged 101, the last known member of the Accrington Pals.

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