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Regimental number392
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
AddressSpring Street, Queenstown, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Marriott, Spring Street, Queenstown, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date27 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 27 September 1915; Provisional Corporal, 27 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company, Ismailia, 2 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 March 1916 (influenza), and transferred same day to Morbecque Hospital; discharged to duty, 31 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 25 April 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 May 1916 (mumps), and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 7th General Hospital, 2 May 1916; discharged to duty, 25 May 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 30 September 1916.

Transferred to AIF Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, England, 26 December 1916.

Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps, 28 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 June 1917; taken on strength, 7th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 19 June 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 23 August 1917.

Appointed Assistant Machine Gun Instructor to Australian Flying Corps, 31 August 1917; proceeded to England on duty, 2 September 1917.

Marched into 1st Wing Headquarters, Tetbury, from 6th Training Squadron, AFC, 1 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 March 1918; appointed Armament Officer, 3rd Squadron, AFC, 11 May 1918.

Accidentally injured, 9 September 1918 (burns, 2nd degree, not severe).

On leave to United Kingdom, 20 November 1918; date of rejoining unit from leave not recorded.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 19 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 27 April 1919; discharged, Adelaide (appointment terminated), 27 June 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Harold MARRIATT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARRIOTT Harold

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