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John Marston Edit Profile

retired marine corps officer.

John Marston was American marine corps officer. Decorated as Grand Officer of Military Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands), 1946, Commander Order of British Empire, 1946. Member Military Order of the Loyal Legion Society of Colonial Wars. Sons of the Revolution.

Background

Marston, John was born on August 3, 1884 in Somerset Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Mary (Roberts) Marston.

Education

Student University of Pennsylvania, 1901-1904. Honorary Doctor of Laws, California College, China, 1942.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States.M.C., May 25, 1908, and advanced through grades to major general, March 20, 1942. Director Marine Corps schools, 1933, personnel headquarters, 1934-1937. Commanding officer, Marine forces, North China, 1937-1939.

Commanding general, 1st Marine Brigade, Iceland, 1941-1942, 2d Marine div., 1942-1943, department of the Pacific, 1943-1944, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1944-1946. Retired from active service August, 1946.

Membership

Member Military Order of the Loyal Legion Society of Colonial Wars. Sons of the Revolution.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Barroll Worthington, June 8, 1910. Children: Elizabeth Baroll (Mistress.

father:
John Marston

mother:
Mary (Roberts) Marston

spouse:
Elizabeth Barroll Worthington

child:
Elizabeth Baroll (Mrs Marston