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Date of birth1891
Place of birthBexley, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah High School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College
AddressAshtonville, Denmore Street, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J. Marshall, Ashtonville, Denmore Street, Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 38th Brigade, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"He joined as a compulsory trainee and worked himself up. Left Australia on the 17 March 1915 as a 2nd Lieutenant. Saw service at Gallipoli, Egypt and took part in various big battles in France." Details from Jane Francis Ashton, (aunt), Windsor Forest Road, Penshurst, Sydney, New South Wales

FateKilled in Action 27 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Suffered wounds at Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Jane Francis MARSHALL, Windsor Forest road, Penshurst, New South Wales. Native of Bexley, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: John Ashton
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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