Richard Guy MARSON

MARSON, Richard Guy

Service Number: 1978
Enlisted: 12 January 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Essex, England, 6 March 1887
Home Town: Lewisham, New South Wales
Schooling: Essex England
Occupation: Fettler
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

12 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1978, 1st Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 1978, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 1978, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
31 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 1978, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1978 awm_unit: 1st Australian Division Salvage Company awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-08-31

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of the late Richard and Sarah Ann Marson, 33 Barker Street, Lewisham, NSW

Husband of Mrs. C. E. Marson, of 16, Barker St., Lewisham, New South Wales. 

FAR AWAY FROM ALL WHO LOVED HIM IN A HERO'S GRAVE HE LIES

Richard served in Egypt, Gallipoli - wouned at Lone Pine 11 August 1915 and invalided to 1st General Hospital Cairo and returned to Duty, Western Front - France wouned on second occasion September 1916 and returned to duty but was killed in action 31 August 1918.

 

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