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Hugh Walter MARSH

Regimental number432
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDental mechanic
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.1
Height5' 7.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Toby Marsh, La Mascotte, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil ('not rejected but sent for operation for varicocele')
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Place of enlistmentGoondiwindi, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Cross

'During the operation commencing on the nights 22nd-23rd October 1918, while his battery was moving forwad to a closer position south of Basuel, he individually led each team across the shelled area, and returned for another until all were in. The fact that the battery occupied its position punctually and with a minimum of casualties was very largely due to his excellent and gallant conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1910

Discharge date6 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 2 November 1917 (gassed).

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Brisbane, 6 August 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARSH Hugh Walter

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