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Albert John MARSHALL

Regimental number3865
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address30 Bailey Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss M Marshall, 30 Bailey Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Hesbecourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 September 1918

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 18th September, 1918, during operations east of HESBECOURT, this N.C.O. showed fine leadership and bravery. Marshall was in charge of a section of the right Platoon and was responsible for maintaining touch with the right Battalion. Throughout the advance he kept excellent control over his Section. He had his men well up to the barrage and was ready at all times for whatever happened. He showed great daring and brilliantly carried out a bombing attack on a Machine Gun nest that had barred the way. He alone accounted for the crew of 3 and the gun. The feats of daring performed by this N.C.O. had a marked effect on the troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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