William Young Marshall

by Claude Funn

William Young Marshall was born on November 1, 1895. Marshall was born in Norfolk, Virginia to George Marshall and Georgia Young. There is not much information about William Young Marshall, however, in his early child hood years, his family practiced the religion of Baptism.

In his early life before joining the military, William Young Marshall was a bellman. A bellman is someone who helped out with luggage within hotels or motels, for people that cannot carry their own luggage. He attended Shaw University which is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Marshall enlisted on June 13, 1918. William Young Marshall was a private who had an MOS of 11B which is Infant. He received his initial training at Hampton School from June 14-August 13, as well as Camp Sherman from August 15-August 28. His first duty station was Headquarters 802 Regiment, 1st Division

Marshall was a young private when he had his first deployment, which was in Hoboken on the Carmania and he arrived at Liverpool, England on September 13, which the engagements of Measse Argonna.

After the War he arrived at Hoboken on July 9th and he discharged from the Army on July 16th in Camp Dix, New Jersey as a 1st class Private in the Infantry.

William Young Marshall’s death date is unknown

Sources:

Shaw University Archives, 1800-1900 Raleigh, NC

https://fromthepage.com/lva/norfolk-va

https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/norfolk-journal-and-guide-1921-2003