Major Wilfred George Howard Marshall Grenadier Guards was the son of Lieutenant General Frederick Marshall KCMG. He was commissioned int the Grenadiers in 1881.
He fought at Omdurman with Legh his fellow Grenadier and Founder, and entered Khartoum. The photographs on this page were taken at Omdurman.
He was initiated in Drury Lane Lodge No 2127 in 1889. As well as being the Founding Junior Warden of the Household Brigade Lodge we was a founder of the Household Brigade’s first daughter lodge, the Lodge of Assistance No 2773.
He was a member of the Guards Club.
the image below, taken at Omdurman shows Marshall (centre) with Lt Jeffries (right, with lion cub) and Guardsman Currell, Marshall’s servant.
Top Photo Credit: Omdurman – ‘ Lieut. E. Seymour. Lieut. F. Swaine. Lieut.-Col. F. [later Lt Gen Sir Francis] Lloyd. Lieut. E. Verschoyle. Lieut. G. Russell. Capt. Murray-Threipland. Lieut. H. Stucley. Lieut. [later Lt General Sir] Sidney Clive. Lieut. E. Trotter. Lieut. F. Hervey-Bathurst. Capt. W. Marshall‘. The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled ‘Omdurman’. Courtesy of David Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.
A copy and a similar pair also reside in the Royal Collection Trust and attributes the photographer as FRANCIS GREGSON who is also credited with the second photo:
Bottom Photo Credit: Royal Collection Trust Francis Gregson, Gelatin silver print RCIN 2501918. Photograph of three men, from left to right: Private Currell, Queen’s Company, servant of Captain Wilfred Marshall; Lieutenant GD Jeffreys, with lioness cub on lead [found in Yakoub’s house]: standing on a plain outside town; ruined buildings in distance.