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William August MARKS

Regimental number3727
Date of birth29 March 1897
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Austral;ia
SchoolPort Augusta Primary School, 1904 - 1910
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressPort Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Marks, Port Augusta, South Australia
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date29 July 1919
Other detailsSon of Augustus Gustave and Alice Maud (nee Willoughby) Marks. Was employed as a shop assistant before enlisting. Received a shrapnel wound to his knee and suffered from gassing.
Date of death29 June 1986
Place of burialCentennial Park Garden of Remembrance, Adelaide,SA

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