Compass belonging to LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO

Compass carried by LCol W. R. Marshall, DSO

Compass in metal carried by LCol W.R. Marshall, DSO,  Commanding Officer 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders). LCol Marshall was killed in action by a sniper while traversing the forward trenches on 19 May 1916 at Ypres. The compass was engraved and given to Major George Hendrie by Mrs. Marshall. In the inside of the lid the engraving is: “To George Hendrie in memory of Lt. Col. W.R. Marshall, D.S.O. Died 1916”. The compass has its original black lanyard attached.

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