John Thomas Henry (Jack) MARR

MARR, John Thomas Henry

Service Number: 5029
Enlisted: 14 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 22 June 1890
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Trinity Hill School Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Mail Driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Edithburgh WW2 Roll of Honor, Edithburgh War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Yorketown Bublacowie Pictorial Honour Roll, Yorketown War Memorial, Yorketown and District of Melville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5029, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5029, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

'Jack' Marr had opened a fruit shop in Yorketown South Australia when he enlisted. He had been raised in Hobart Tasmania. Nothing is known of his death and although he had a battlefield grave, it was subsequently lost.

His younger brother, who was working in the business with him was 1000 Gunner Clifford Roy Marr, 42nd Bty. 11th Bde. Australian Field Artillery, killed in action 6 July 1918. Age 19. 

Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. MARR. 

Private J. Marr, of Yorketown, whose death is reported from the front, enlisted in April last, and sailed on June 23. He was 26 years of age the day before he sailed." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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