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Farar Scruton MARSHALL

Regimental number7957
Place of birthHindmarsh South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMachinist
AddressBertie Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Robert Marshall, Bertie Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name Farrar on photocopy
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A refilling point for ammunition was bombarded by the enemy while waggons and motor lorries were unloading ammunition. Casualties were caused among the personnel and animals, and the road leading to the dump was destroyed. He at once organized a breakdown party and, after carrying away the wounded, repaired the road and enabled the vehicle to get clear of the dump. His initiative and courage were a magnificent example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death8 May 1954

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