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Charles Marshall Sayers was born in Kirkcudbright on 21st December 1892, one of eight children of Janet Sayers and James Charles Sayers, a joiner. Sayers was a woodworker and attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1914 as a student of modelling. During the First World War, Sayers served as a Fitter Corporal and then 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery and was awarded the 1914-1915 Star and British War Medal and Victory Medal. After sailing from Kirkcudbright to Quebec in 1924, Sayers stayed with his brother James in Seattle, Washington. Sayers then lived in Carmel, California from 1928 and was director of a wood carving school there. In 1942 Sayers wrote a beginner's guide to wood sculpture called Book for Wood Carving, which was republished in 1978. According to AskArt he died in Contra Costa County on 10th May 1972. Sayers is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.
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Sources: Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk; AskArt: http://www.askart.com; The National Archives Discovery: http://www.discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk