William Ernest MARKWELL DSO, MID

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MARKWELL, William Ernest

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Beaudesert, Queensland, 23 December 1889
Home Town: Beaudesert, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Beaudesert State School & Southport High School, Qld
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Palestine, 31 October 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery
Grave Ref. D 55
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beaudesert War Memorial, United Service Club
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
31 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Battle of Beersheba

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Ernest MARKWELL was born on 23rd December, 1889

His parents were John MARKWELL and Agnes McDONALD