Sidney MARSH


MARSH, Sidney

Service Number: 3409
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Company
Born: Aldbury, Hertfordshire, England, 4 March 1892
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 21 September 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3409, 11th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3409, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
21 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3409, 3rd Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of Daniel George and Elizabeth Ann Marsh, of Stanbridge Crossing, Leighton Buzzard.

He was born in Aldbury-birth registered in Berkhampstead

Births Jun 1892   Marsh Sidney Berkhampstead 3a 637

He emigrated to Australia aged 19.

Religion: Church of England.

Resident of Wongan Hills, West Australia.

Farmer by trade.

He was Killed in Action Friday 21st September 1917 at Nonne Bosschen which was taken the previous day from the enemy.

He is commemorated on the Aldbury War Memorial which takes the form of a plaque on the left hand wall of the nave in St John the Baptist church.