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Marcus Ward Gurton


Service No. 17595

Age 19

Died on 13 August 1916

Royal Warwickshire Regiment


Somme, France

Son of Charles Ward Gurton and Amy Gurton, of Atherstone, Warwickshire.



Henry Harrison

Marcus, O valiant heart, who to your glory came through dust and ashes …your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

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Marcus, I am not aware of the precise circumstances of your death, nor what caused it, although so many of our comrades must have been blown...

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