Marr, Charles Spence
Regiment: 50th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force
Biography: Son of Charles Marr, blacksmith, Ellon; born Cruden, 20 July 1887 ; he was educated at Ellon Public School and Robert Gordon's College ; he matriculated at Aberdeen University in 1905 and graduated M.A., 1910. Thereafter he was engaged in teaching in Newcastle-on-Tyne before emigrating to Canada, and was teaching in Regina when war broke out. Marr immediately enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and arrived in England in 1915. Before being ordered to the Front he died suddenly at Bramshott Camp, Hampshire, 3 March 1916. Though Marr's desire to reach the firing line was never realized he belonged to the goodly company of those who had the "willing spirit".
Date of Death: 03 March 1916
Burial Details: Buried in Borden Military Cemetery, Hampshire, Presbyterian Plot, Grave 5.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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