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Louis Buvelot MARSHALL

Regimental number6846
Date of birth--/05/1890
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address'Remuera', Avondale Road, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Rev. Dr Alex. Marshall, M.A., 'Remuera', Avondale Road, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 12 July 1917

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 12 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 29 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When signs of an enemy retirement were reported, he at once went forward, though he was suffering from the effects of gas, and made a thorough reconnaissance of the brigade front under machine gun fire, and sent back valuable information. He showed great coolness and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date28 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [562] Lieutenant Colonel Norman MARSHALL DSO & Bar, MC, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 11 September 1917; 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 2 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 October 1918.

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

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