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Christopher Marsden

Regimental number2437
Place of birthBlackpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.5
Height5' 4.75"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Kate Trotter, 183 George Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2437A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date27 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mamari', 21 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gas poisoning), Sydney, 27 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death29 July 1940
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, Marsden Christopher

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