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Richard James MARPOLE

Regimental number2681
Place of birthAberystwyth Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth T Thomas, 12 Caerlloowm Terrace, Ynysddu, Wales
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918

Military Medal

'Private Marpole was of great assistance to Medical Officer in attending to wounded during attack on HINDENBURG LINE SOUTH OF REINCOURT on April 11th, 1917. He was carrying out his duties under heavy Machine gun and Rifle Fire also frequent shelling by enemy Artillery. He worked energetically and courageously throughout and displayed a praiseworthy sense of devotion to duty and an utter disregard to his own safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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