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ALBERT 'SMILER' MARSHALL (1897-2005)


Albert 'Smiler' Marshall was Britain's last surviving cavalryman from World War One. He volunteered for the army under age and survived service in the trenches to become a groom to successive masters of foxhounds. Five years before his death he was interviewed at his Ashtead home.





Interview date: 11 April, 2000

Location: Ashtead

Interviewer: Edwina Vardey

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