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James Ernest MARSDEN

Regimental number2471
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDairy farmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Marsden, Noosa Heads via Tewantin, Queensland
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2471A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1917
Place of burialDerry House Cemetery No. 2 (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 5), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
144
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen MARSDEN, Noosa Heads, Queensland. Native of Monkland, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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