Regimental number2416
Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
AddressSingleton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M T Marshall, Singleton, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Pont Rouge on 8 March 1918.'
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and dash in a patrol encounter in "No Man's Land" at PONT ROUGE on the morning of the 8th March, 1918. It was due to the action of Privates VICKERS, MARSHALL and MADDEN, that the enemy were made to stand. Our patrol, was returning to our lines, covered by the patrol Officer and Privates [4557 R.] VICKERS, MARSHALL and [2435 J.A.] MADDEN, when they noticed a German Patrol, strength about 30, enter an old sap. The Officer went off to organise the main patrol for an assault, whilst the remainder of the covering party engaged the enemy with rifle fire and bombs, which was returned. When the patrol came up, [2333] Sergeant [C.G.] BISHOP and Privates VICKERS, MARSHALL and MADDEN rushed the trench from a flank and routed the enemy, who cleared off in the darkness, leaving behind 1 wounded and 3 dead Germans.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal