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Benjamin MARSH

Regimental number1940
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKoumala via Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFriend, Peter Mason, Koumala, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, near PROYART, Private MARSH was employed as Company runner, and carried out this responsible and dangerous work for many hours continuously. A heavily shelled area and to be traversed on each occasion, and Private MARSH's time for traversing the 2,000 yards of the direct route was 15 minutes. His plucky endurance and resolution were of material value in maintaining communication.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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