George Dallas Marshall died on this day in 1918. He was a cook, employed by the Royal Air Force at Camp Rathbun and he died of influenza and pneumonia at the Camp Rathbun hospital in Deseronto. RAF records have his date of death as October 19th, but the death registration states October 20th.

Marshall joined the Royal Flying Corps on January 12th, 1917 as a 3rd Air Mechanic with the regimental number 53984. He was promoted to 2nd Air Mechanic on July 1st, 1917 and 1st Private when he was transferred to the Royal Air Force on its formation on April 1st, 1918.

Marshall was born in Ayr, Scotland on September 30th, 1898, the son of Thomas Ganson Marshall and Catherine (née Dallas). Catherine’s home address was 24 Hill Street, Aberdeen, Scotland. She was born in Canada.

George was buried in Deseronto Cemetery, in the Royal Air Force plot.

George Dallas Marshall headstone

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