David Cecil Marquis

David Cecil Marquis was born 1891 at Morley, Co. Durham. He was the son of William Marquis, born Morley, Co. Durham and Dinah Scott, born Tow Low.

In the 1891 census the family were at Morley. In the 1901 census they were at High Moor Farm, Hamsterley. Living at the next farm, Low Moor Farm, was William Marquis and his family. Presumably Thomas and William were brothers. In the 1911 census the family are at Dene Head.

David Cecil Marquis attested October 11, 1915 at Bishop Auckland. He was 24 years 9 months old and was a butcher, living at Coatham Mundeville. He was 5'8" tall and weighed 134 lbs. He joined the Army Service Corps Supply Branch, 5/4/143310.

David was tested in the A.S.C. Butchery October 13, 1915, and proved himself a fair butcher, but hadn't yet been tested in slaughtering. David was posted October 12, 1915, appointed Lance Corporal November 17, 1915, and A/Sgt. 28 January 1916.

David embarked at Southampton 17 February, 1917 and disembarked at Le Havre February 21, 1917 fromSS Huntscraft. He joined the 20th Field Butchery March 20, 1917.

David was transferred to U.K. for release Group 1, February 25, 1919.

In the Absent Voters' List of October 1918 David's address is Dean Head Farm, Coatham Mundeville.