Wars Last Goodbyes
Individual Record

St Andrew Backwell

Inscription

Also to the loving memory of

2nd Lieut. Marcus H. H. Hayward

7th Somerset L.I.

Died of wounds 26th March 1918

And buried at Pierrepont Amiens Aged 19

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St Andrew Backwell

Somerset

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Marcus Henry Hugh

Hayward

1898

Backwell, Somerset

26th March 1918

Died of wounds in the retreat from St Simon near the canal as the Germans launched the Spring Offensive

19

Mezieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

First World War

Second Lieutenant

7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry

3rd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry

His unidentified body was moved post war and then identified. The memorial plaque and medal for Marcus was discovered buried in the garden of a Backwell house in 2018

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