George was born on the 22nd June 1877, the only son of George Marshall of 53 Albert Street, Stevenage. After immigrating to Canada, he lived with his wife and four children in River Road, Hespeler, Ontario.
He joined the Canadian army in April 1915. On the 18th September 1916 the Battalion moved into a reserve area known as The Chalkpit, East of Albert. The weather was foul and the wet and muddy conditions were described in the unit war diary as “trying”. On the 22nd September the Battalion moved into the front line trenches. Here they spent all their time under continuous shell fire from the German artillery. It was not until the 26th September that the Battalion attacked the German positions and their assault was described as successful. Some of the supporting companies had moved up during the night of 26th/27th, and this is probably where George Marshall was killed. The five-day tour of the frontline trenches had cost the Battalion 5 Officers and 213 Other Ranks as casualties. George is buried in the Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France.