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Regimental number3352
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Marshall, 4 Clarke Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the morning of 24th April, 1918, near CORBIE, this Gunner volunteered to assist in repairing Divisional Artillery and Liaison lines in the vicinity of the 55th A.F.A. Battery position. Owing to the intensity and regularity of enemy shell fire in this particular area, telephone lines were being continually broken. He had been employed all the morning on repairing Battery lines, and although subjected the whole time to heavy shell fire showed great coolness in the performance of his tasks. He had just completed a joint in one line and was repairing another to Artillery Headquarters when a piece of shell struck him in the fore arm and broke his arm. His splendid example of coolness, courage and devotion to duty are deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1966

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