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Cecil James MARSON

Regimental number347
Place of birthLancaster, England
SchoolSummerstown Boys School, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionMethodist
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G.R.Marson, Horse Creek, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceHe served in the Light Horse Reg, Mt Moyan before enlisting.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 46), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
3
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Robert and Annie MARSON. D'Arcy Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland. Native of Lancaster, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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