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David Matthew William MARSH

Regimental number729
Place of birthKamarooka Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWhitehorse Road, Mitcham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, D Marsh, Mitcham, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 4, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/9/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct and devotion to duty during action at SUZANNE on the night of 25th/26th August, 1918, and 26th/27th August, 1918. During the operations, he carried important messages from the Company Headquarters to Battalion Headquarters through heavy artillery barrages of the enemy when other means of communication were not possible. On this and other occasions he has displayed acts of special devotion to duty and fearlessness in the face of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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