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Albert Edward Donald MARSH

Regimental number513
Place of birthMaclean New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMaclean, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Marsh, Palmer's Channel, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 15, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll513A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the advance on Reincourt, on 10 August, 1918, he went forward with an enemy light gun and silenced the enemy machine guns, which were inflicting heavy casualties in our ranks. Later, he again went forward with a light gun and annihilated a party of the enemy who were preparing for a counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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