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Joseph Robert MARRIOTT

Regimental number26167
Place of birthDeligate River Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, R H Marriott, 'Orbost', Bonang Road, Orbost, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'During the operation east of Joncourt, on 6th October 1918, he was Brigade F.O.O. He pushed forward prior to zero hour to a position in close proximity to the infantry jumping off line. He was early stunned by the bursting of a shell, but stuck to his duties throughout the day, showing great gallantry and energy, and by his information enabled the artillery to give full support to the infantry.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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