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Regimental number645
Place of birthLanarkshire Scotland
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressOutherside, Bullgill, Cumberland, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas W Marshall, Outherside, Bullgill, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll645A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row I, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas William and Margaret MARSHALL, Oughterside, Bullgill, Cumberland, England

Military Medal

'At DERNANCOURT on 5th April 1918 these three men [MARSHALL, 1131 A. ELLIOTT, 2793 J. JACKSON] were attached as Sappers and were working continually under shell fire, when enemy attacked in force they took rifles and manned the trenches with infantry and materially assisted in keeping the enemy off. They worked valiantly for over 3 hours firing rifles and using bombs with great effect until all were seriously wounded. Their brave bearing and gallant action of such a crises is worthy of the best traditions of the army and they set a fine example to their comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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