Marshall Philip John Robb Captain 261093

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Name Marshall Philip John Robb
Army number 261093
Rank Captain.
Decorations Mentioned in Despatches. Date gazetted not yet traced.
Date of birth 22/6/1915 - registered Q3 1915 at Newcastle in Emlyn, Cardiganshire. Mother's maiden surname Robb.
Age 30 at the time of his death.
Unit Any service in the ranks not yet traced. Commissioned in the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant - gazetted 22/1/1943. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served in North West Europe. KILLED in ACTION 30/4/1945.
Company/Battery 452 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Battery HQ.
Task or role Thought to have been Battery Captain.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions Captain.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 30/4/1945 at Lauenburg. Initially interred in Briefunfen Temporary Burial Ground - map reference Germany Sheet L5 1/100,000 802280. Reburied 14/5/1947 in Grave 17.F.3. Becklingen War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads "GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN". Probate granted 7/7/1945 to his father - a retired Railway Official in the sum of £333. 1. 11d
Home address At the time of the 1939 General Register he was working as a Cinema Manager and lodging at the Coach and Horses Inn, Leybourn hold, Birtley, Chester-le-Street. Son of Philip and Alice Margaret Anne Marshall (nee Robb) of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. Lived at 17 Devonshire Place.
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