|Place of birth||Sheffield, England|
|School||Sheffield Central School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||21|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Agnes Amelia Marsden, 140 Pitt Street, North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on
|An Embarkation Roll for the Light Trench Mortar Battery, 6th Reinforcement, does not appear on the AWM website.|
|Age at death from cemetery records||32|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Lawrence Melton Marsden and Theresa Marsden, 108 Broomsgrove Road, Sheffield, England|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 10 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 April 1917, and marched into Australian Details No 3 Camp, Parkhouse.
Proceeded overseas to France to reinforce 36th Bn, 23 August 1917; taken on strength, 36th Bn, in the field, 1 September 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 21 March 1918; rejoined unit in Belgium from leave, 8 April 1918.
Killed in action, France, 12 April 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalWidow wrote to Base Records, 23 July 1920, regarding his war grave: 'I was not aware the Star of David was the Jewish faith. Therefore my wish is for neither [ i.e. presumably the Cross and the Star of David] to be placed on [the] headstone.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MARSDEN Henry Melton|