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MARKS, Alexander Hammett

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 March 1911, Appointed as Honorary Captain. Attached as Medical Officer to 2nd AIF Brigade
Last Rank: Colonel
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Brisbane Queensland Australia , 6 August 1880
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School, Queensland, Australia and Trinity College Dublin. Ireland
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Auchenflower, Queensland Australia , 18 January 1954, aged 73 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Brisbane Albert Street Uniting Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1911: Enlisted AIF WW1, Appointed as Honorary Captain. Attached as Medical Officer to 2nd AIF Brigade
24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
25 Sep 1914: Involvement 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
25 Sep 1914: Embarked 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
6 Sep 1915: Promoted Major
27 Dec 1915: Embarked Gallipoli, on HMAT A20 Hororate.Disembark Alexandria.
20 Feb 1916: Promoted Major, Appointed Deputy Assistant Director Of Medical Services of the 4th Australian Division
29 May 1916: Embarked Alexandria on HT Tunisian. Disembark 5/6/ 1916 Marseilles.
1 Aug 1916: Transferred 2nd Field Ambulance, To be in Command of 2nd Australian Field Ambulance
1 Dec 1916: Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 27/9/1916. Appointed Assistant Director of Medical Services. 1st Division.
20 Jan 1917: Honoured Distinguished Service Cross
23 Oct 1917: Transferred 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Commander of 1st Australian CCS France.
11 Nov 1918: Promoted Colonel, 18/11/1918 Awarded French Croix de Guerre
19 Jun 1919: Embarked England. HT Orsova on duty as Ships Medical Officer
18 Jul 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Colonel, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
11 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Appointment in AIF Terminated in Brisbane

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Biography contributed by David Sinclair

Son of Charles Ferdinand Marks and Elizabeth Marks(born Stodart)

Relatives who served.

Father. Charles Ferdinand Marks

Lieutenant  QX6032  139001  AIF  WW1 2/11 Field Ambulance. Commandant 6th Australian Army General Hospital.

Daughter. Isabella Annette Marks

Major  QF6103  WW2  Australian Army Nursing Service

Matron of 102 Australian General Hospital.


Step Brother. Joseph Espie Dods

Lieutenant Colonel. AIF  WW1 Australian Army Medical Corps.

Brother. Edward (Ted) Oswald Marks

Captain. No. 1166  AIF WW1  Australian Army Medical Corps.