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Herbert Leslie MARSHALL

Regimental number124
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraughtsman
Address133 Livingsroad, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Joseph W Marshall, 133 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Showed great bravery and devotion to duty on 22nd January, 1917, during heavy bombardment on HOUPLINES Left Sub-sector when he ran through an intense barrage from the front line to Battalion Headquarters with a written S.O.S. message from his Company Commander to whom he returned. He again came back to Battalion Headquarters an hour later with another message, the barrage still being on. On 1st February, 1917, this soldier again showed great bravery in getting through the enemy's bombardment with a message from the front line to Battalion Headquarters after the telephone communication had been severed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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