Cubert Edward MARETT

MARETT, Cubert Edward

Service Number: 179
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cairns, Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Cairns, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: Cairns Catholic School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cairns Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

23 Jan 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 179, 25th Infantry Battalion, Place of Enlistment, Cairns, Queensland.
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 179, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 179, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane

Cubert Edward Marett

Cubert Edward Marett was born c1896 and was fostered by Mrs Elizabeth Marett (nee McCrudden). Cubert was only 3 days old when Elizabeth Marett, who was aged about 51 years, took over his care. Cubert’s mother was known as Mrs Minnie Jessup as well as Mrs Hurley. Although one record showed that he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Marett, they had divorced in 1886 and Elizabeth Marett appeared to be on her own in caring for Cubert.

Elizabeth Marett died 20 February 1923 aged 78. Mary Ann (Minnie) Jessup died November 1924.

At the time of his enlistment he was aged 19 years 1 month and he gave his next of kin as his foster mother, Mrs. E. Marrett of Stratford Railway Station. His occupation was a Butcher and he had completed 4 years apprenticeship with Killpatricks of Cairns. His height was 5 feet 9 inches, weighed 154 pounds with fair complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He gave his religion as Roman Catholic.

Cubert Edward Marett was killed in action on the 5 August 1916 and buried in Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France.
Courtesy of The Cairns District Family History Society.

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