Albert John MARNER MM

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MARNER, Albert John

Service Number: 2116
Enlisted: 19 June 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wirrabara, South Australia, February 1891
Home Town: Wirrabara, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 October 1918
Cemetery: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Wirrabara District WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion
31 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
1 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2116, 39th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

"..2116 Private Albert John Marner, 39th Battalion, of Wirrabars, SA. A farmer prior to enlistment he embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements on HMAT Achises (A68) on 28 August 1916. Pte Marner was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the capture of a German machine gun at Clery sur Somme on 31 August 1918. A few weeks later he was killed in action on 1 October 1918, aged 28." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

On 6 March 1920 General Birdwood from the United Kingdom presented his Military medal to his father.

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