William Armitage MARSHALL DCM

MARSHALL, William Armitage

Service Number: 164
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Motawhero, Gisborne, New Zealand, 1889
Home Town: Bulli, Wollongong, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 164, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 164, 3rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 164, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
22 Sep 1916: Wounded Private, 164, Penetrating gunshot wound to the shoulder and evacuated to England on 1 August 1916
21 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
20 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, At the Lewis Gun Establishment
23 Apr 1917: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Recommended for DCM for his actions as a Lewis Gunner on the 9 April 1917 at Hermies Citation reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his machine gun with great skill, and succeeded in silencing the enemy's fire. He has at all times set a splendid example of courage and initiative. Source: Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 Date: 4 October 1917
6 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 164, For the second occasion. Gunshot wound to the left foot and evacuated to England on the 10 May 1917
17 Apr 1918: Involvement Corporal, 164, 3rd Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 164 awm_unit: 3 Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-04-17

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Armitage Marshall and Julia Rechobina Marshall. Next of kin was given as his aunt Mrs. E. Elliott of Brougham Street, New Plymouth, NZ

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

Also served in the Auckland Mounted Rifles