Harold Edward Ernest (Mul) MARKS

Badge Number: 14375, Sub Branch: Mile End

MARKS, Harold Edward Ernest

Service Number: 895
Enlisted: 22 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 20 April 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carriage trimmer (S.A.R.)
Died: Lymphoma, Sarcoma, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, 10 March 1924, aged 33 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Prospect Roll of Honour G-Z WWI Board
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 895, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 895, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 895, 3rd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries
Date unknown: Wounded SN 895

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Harold Edward Ernest Marks worked as a Carriage Trimmer with the South Australian Railways at Islington. He enlisted in the Army 22/02/1916 at the age of 24 and joined the 43rd Battalion and went on to become a Gunner with the 3rd Australian Division Trench Mortar Brigade. On 25/09/1917 (somewhere in France) he received a serious Gun Shot Wound to the head and was admitted on 10/06/1917 to the Horton County London War Hospital, England.

From there he was shipped back to Australia and continued to receive treatment in hospital for his injuries. He married Elsie Evaline Marks (nee Codd) in 1921 and had a child (my mother) But on 10/03/1924 at the young age of 34yrs Harold passed away from a form of cancer believed to be brought on by the injuries received during the war.- Ron Squire (Grandson)


MARKS.- On March 10, Harold E. E. (Mul), beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Marks, William street, Hiltonia, late of Prospect, and beloved husband of Elsie (nee Cod), age 34 years, late of Quorn. At rest.


MARKS.- The Friends of the late Mr. HAROLD EDWARD ERNEST (Mul) MARKS, late of A.I.F., and S.A.R., Quorn, are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave the Residence of his Mother, William street, Hiltonia, on TUESDAY, at 4 p.m., for the West Terrace Cemetery." - from the Adelaide News 10 Mar 1924 (nla.gov.au)