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John Dunn MARSHALL

Regimental number3385
Place of birthGoodwood South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationClerk
AddressRiley Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, G W Marshall, Riley Road, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 24th/25th April 1918, in the counter-attack at VILLERS BRETONNEUX, this soldier showed conspicuous gallantry and coolness in handling his machine gun after his section officer and Sergeant had become casualties. Under a very heavy barrage of H.E. and machine gun fire he brought his gun into action and opened fire on the enemy with excellent results. Later on he mounted a German machine gun and with it greatly increased the strength of his position. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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