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John Alexander Marshall

Mechanical Engineer
Birthplace Lanarkshire Glasgow ScotlandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna H9 Place of Death Derbyshire Derby Date of Birth: January 9, 1885 Date of Death: November 21, 1918

Biography

JOHN ALEXANDER MARSHALL
Date and place of birth:  9 January 1885 at Glasgow, Scotland

Date and place of Death:  21 November 1918 at Derby, Derbyshire
Nationality: British
Biography:

John was raised in Glasgow with his siblings
Parents:

James Marshall and Jane Duthie married in 1875 in Brechin District, Scotland
Parents occupation:  James was a Monumental Sculptor
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance –

UK Mechanical Engineer records 1847-1938 state he attended Hutchison’s Grammar School, Glasgow and G and W of S Technical College, general engineering course.
Place of residence at Gretna:  H9 Eastriggs
Marital status:

John married Ellen Cecilia Hinds 2 September 1914 in Derby, Derbyshire.

Ellen Cecelia Hinds
Children:

George H Marshall 1915 (Daddy’s Sonny)

Jean Marshall
Job title at Gretna:  Mechanical Engineer
Travels – Travelled from Cape Town to Southampton 1910
Awards/recognitions: Nil Known
Trivia/any other information:

Published: Wednesday 27 November 1918
Newspaper: Derby Daily Telegraph
County: Derbyshire, England

FUNERAL MR. JOHN ALEXANDER MARSHALL. Saturday morning the remains of Mr. John Marshall were laid to rest, at, the Nottingham Road Cemetery, officiating being the Rev. W. Moulton. M. A. The deceased, the son of the Mr. and Mrs. James Marshall, of Glasgow, commenced his professional career with a five years’ apprenticeship the Watson, Co., sugar machinery engineers, Glasgow, and two years with same company draughtsman. After this he was three years assistant engineer a sugar factory in India, and then one year East Africa, first. assistant, and then chief engineer. the next four years he was occupied the technical staff Messrs. Geo. Fletcher and Co., Ltd., Derby, during which period represented that company in Cuba, for some time, and at the commencement of the war he was in their London office as engineer representative. When war began was appointed as constructional engineer at H.M. factory, Gretna, on the staff of Messrs. S. and Son, and superintended the election of the glycerine distillery, recovery distillation plant, and several of the buildings and plant in the gun cotton section, and only three days before his death was due to take appointment as engineer to Messrs. Levinstein, Ltd., Blackley, Manchester. Deceased, who succumbed after only one week’s illness, from pneumonia, following influenza, was only 33 years of age, and married September 1914, Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hinds, formerly of 82, Kedleston-road, Derby. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his lost. His death has evoked numerous expressions of sympathy from his former colleagues and a large circle of friends, to whom he was endeared the most frank and kindly disposition, and regret generally expressed that so promising a career should thus cut short. The mourners- included—The Mrs. Orr (Glasgow, sister), «Jas. Marshall (Glasgow, sister-in-law), Mr. George Hinds. (father-in-law), Miss Curley (auntie), Mr. R. Allan (Ambergate). Wreaths were by—Wife and “Daddy’s Sonny and Jean,” father and mother-in-law and ‘auntie,” Mr. and Mrs. arid Doris and Renee, Ann and family, Mr. C. Dould, Mr., and Mrs. Grant Holden, Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Mackay, and the directors and staff Messrs. Geo. Fletcher and Co., Ltd. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Wathall and Son.
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