FAMILY TIES ARE FINALLY REVEALED
Published 8 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
Three Towns residents are reunited with long lost relatives.
CANADIAN descendants of D-Day soldier Thomas Marshall have reconnected with relatives in the Three Towns - thanks to an appeal from the Herald.
Shirley Stone, from Ontario in Canada, submitted a letter to our weekly 'Write To Reply' page searching for the Ayrshire-born parents of Thomas Marshall.
Thomas was born in Motherwell and moved to Canada in 1928 at the age of 16. During World War II he enlisted with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and landed at Courseulles-sur-Mer on D-Day.
He was captured on June 8, 1944 and whilst in a forced march with 250 comrades Thomas was killed when allied Mustang pilots attacked the group, mistaking it for German troops in Saint Georges-des-Groseillers, in Normandy, on June 11, 1944.
For the full story see this week's Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald.
This article appeared in Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald 02 May 12