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339   Sergeant Marshall MacAulay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/07/1889
Died: 14/02/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Marshall Coulter MacAulay was the son of Michael John MacAulay and Martha MacAulay (nee Coulter). He was born on 23rd July 1889 in Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of seven children, four surviving. By 1901 the family were living in Castlesaunderson, County Cavan. His father ws a gamekeeper. By 1911 Marshall worked as a gardener and domestic servant. Marshall enlisted in Belfast whilst residing in Belturbet, County Cavan. Sergeant Marshall Coulter MacAulay was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on 14th February 1917.
Further Information
Marshall Coulter MacAulay was the son of Michael John MacAulay and Martha MacAulay (nee Coulter).
Marshall MacAulay was born on 23rd July 1889 in Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of seven children, four surviving.
Known family: Michael J MacAulay, Martha MacAulay, David John MacAulay (born 26th April 1884, Ballycastle?), Martha MacAulay (born 26th November 1885, Caledon?), Frances MacAulay (born 13th April 1888, Caledon), Marshall Coulter MacAulay (born 23rd July 1889, Caledon), Thomas MacAulay (born 4th November 1891, Caledon), Florence MacAulay (born about 1894).
The 1901 family records Marshall as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Castlesaunderson, County Cavan. Marshall was still at school. His father was a gamekeeper.
The 1911 census records Marshall MacAulay as age 22 still living with the family in Castlesaunderson, County Cavan. Marshall worked as a gardener and domestic Servant. His father was a Land Steward. His brother was a gamekeeper.
Marshall enlisted in Belfast whilst residing in Belturbet, County Cavan.
Medal card
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Corporal Marshall MacAulay arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on either 4th or 7th October 1915.
Sergeant Marshall Coulter MacAulay was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on 14th February 1917. He was 27 years old.
His brother, Corporal David John MacAulay was also serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed on 16th August 1917, age 33. David was born in County Antrim and is not included in the Dungannon War Dead.
Sergeant Marshall Coulter MacAulay is buried in St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, ten kilometres south of Ypres in Belgium.
The CWGC record Sergeant Marshall Coulter MacAulay as the son of M J and Martha MacAulay of Woodspeen West, Newbury, Berkshire, England. He is listed as being a native of Belturbet, County Cavan.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Caledon Caledon Born in Caledon 54.351654 -6.841321
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1 1901 Census lists 'McCaulay' family Lists Marshall as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Castlesaunderson, County Cavan
2 1911 Census lists MacCaulay family Lists Marshall as age 22 living with the family at house 21 in Castlesaunderson Demesne, Castlesaunderson, Cavan
3 Cavan Roll of Honour Link to Excal file listing war dead.
4 CWGC details of David MacAulay Brother of Marshall MacAulay
5 FindAGrave.com Photo of Sergeant Marshall C MacAulay's headstone
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Marshall C MacAulay's headstone can be purchased here
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