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Lt. Colonel James Marshall WW1 from Stretford
« on: 18:56:35, 04/11/18 »

A plaque has been unveiled to honour a soldier decorated for his bravery in World War One who died 100 years ago.

At the battle of the Sambre in France on 4 November 1918, Lt Col James Marshall organised groups to repair a canal crossing despite intense fire.

The 31-year-old then tried to lead his battalion over it but was shot. He was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross.

Trafford Council leader Andrew Western said it was a "privilege" to honour him.

"A lasting tribute is the least we can do to honour this amazing soldier from our borough," he said.
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