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Hans Christian MARKER

Regimental number22041
Place of birthBornholm Denmark
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressScott's Creek, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, L M A Marker, Scott's Creek, South Australia
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 15th June, 1918, near VILLERS BRETONNEUX, the Detached Section of the 30th Battery, where T/Sergeant MARKER was occupied, was heavily shelled, and the camouflage of one gun was set alight, causing some of the ammunition to explode. This N.C.O., without a moment's hesitation, and at great personal risk, succeeded in pulling away the burning camouflage and extinguishing the fire, although the shelling continued. He showed a complete disregard for his personal safety, and set a fine example of devotion to duty to all with him, and undoubtedly saved large quantities of ammunition and the gun itself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 February 1948
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery

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