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Regimental number1
Other NamesMARSHALL, Alf
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDelivery clerk
Address45 William Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marshall, 'Sunnyside', Heathend, Farnham, Surrey, England
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major
Unit name19th Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll19th 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 10 March 1918

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry durring operations. He displayed great skill and courage as Adjutant, when guiding a battalion into its position for attack across "No Man's Land" under heavy shell fire. On another occasion he did fine work consolidating the captured trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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