The AIF Project

Albert John MARNER

Regimental number2116
Place of birthWirrabara South Australia
AddressWirrabara, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Marner, Wirrabara, South Australia
Enlistment date19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateKilled in Action 1 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. I), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth MARNER, Wirrabara, South Australia

Military Medal

'At CLERY-sur-SOMME on 31st August 1918, for gallantry and devotion to duty during action. When the Company was held up he together with a comrade rushed forward with their Lewis gun and killed the enemy crews also capturing the machine guns. When the final objective had been reached they established their gun forward and held the opposition while consolidation was being carried out.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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