Herbert Henry Somerset MARKS

MARKS, Herbert Henry Somerset

Service Number: 2111
Enlisted: 20 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 29 August 1897
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Mundingburra State School and Townsville Grammar School, Gatton Agrigultural College
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
IV J 18, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Townsville Cenotaph, Townsville Grammar School Roll of Honour, Townsville Grammar School WWI Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2111, 41st Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 2111, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 2111, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Herbert and Dora MARKS, "Dalmuir", Stokes Street, Townsville, Queensland

The news of the death of their son Private Herbert Henry Somerset Marks, was received on Saturday by Captain and Mrs H. B. Marks. The young soldier, who had just reached his twenty-first birthday on the last day of August, was killed on 1st September. He enlisted at Townsville on 20th May, 1916 and joined the 41st Battalion. He received his education at Mundingburra School and at the Townsville Grammar School, where he passed the Sydney Junior. Winning a bursary at Gaton College, he attended there for one year out of his term of three, making a very promising record, and then left to volunteer. Private Marks waas the first cadet to be registered under the new defence scheme in Townsville and probably in the Commonwealth. Early on the morning when the scheme came into operation he was registered by his father, who was then Area Officer at Townsville. Previous to that he had been  attached to the school cadets under the old system. There were many expressions of sorrow from friends in Townsville at the news of his death.