Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Merson, Rev. Marshall

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

Biography: Son of George Merson, fishcurer ; born Buckie, 3 August 1889 ; educated there and at Aberdeen University, where he graduated M.A. in 1912. Thereafter he took a highly creditable place in the classes of the Divinity Hall of the University. During his Divinity course he gave much valued assistance to the ministers of Buckie and of Holburn Church, Aberdeen ; and his summer vacations were occupied with work as student missionary in the island of Swona. At the close of his last session of Divinity in the spring of 1915, he enlisted promptly as a Private in the 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, and in the following August received a commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Scots. Alike on garrison duty at home and on active service in France, Merson showed much ability and devotion and received from his C.O. the testimony that he had "proved himself to be an extraordinarily good officer". He was killed in action in France, 3 May 1917.

Date of Death: 03 May 1917

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Jerusalem Memorial, Panel 18, Column 1.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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