Drummer John Henry George Marquis


Drummer John Henry George Marquis (aged about 19) of the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment (near Banteer)

Date of incident: 25 April 1921

Sources: CE, 27 April 1921; CC, 27 April 1921; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/marquis/marquis.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).


Note: In the course of military operations in the district of Banteer, where he and other British soldiers were then stationed, Marquis, a drummer attached to the First Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, was mortally wounded by a bullet to the head fired accidentally by one of his comrades. He was taken to Kanturk and then to Buttevant Military Hospital, where he died a few hours later. 

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