Linden Roderick SALTMARSH MM

SALTMARSH, Linden Roderick

Service Number: 4034
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Longford, Tasmania, 1897
Home Town: Western Junction, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

24 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4034, 12th Infantry Battalion
24 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4034, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
30 May 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 'At MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night of 30th May, 1918, Privates SALTMARSH and REYNOLDS, who accompanied Sergeant TURNER on a patrol, rushed an enemy listening post, killed the occupants, captured a machine gun and brought it back to our lines.'


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 97 + 274. Prior to the war he was a labourer of Cressy Tas. He enlisted 30th July 1915 aged 24 yrs. He served with the 12th Infantry Battalion. During his service he was awarded the Military Medal for his activities. He survived the war, departing the UK for home 3rd July 1919.

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Mr LH and Mrs EM Saltmarsh of Western Junction, Tasmania