MARSH, James

Service Numbers: 3540, 3540B
Enlisted: 21 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 27 October 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, le Treport, France
Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide St Patrick's Parish Honor Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3540, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3540, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3540, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
30 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3540B, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Glenunga International High School

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James Marsh was born in 1888 in south Australia. James was brought up as a Roman Catholic in his home in the Adelaide city across the road from Whitmore Square, with his mother Ellen Marsh. James had no previous military services before the war.

James enlisted on the 21st August 1915. He was put into the 27th battalion, with the rank of a private and the regimental number from Nominal Roll 3540B. James not long after got moved to another unit, the 10th battalion. James Marsh fought in France on the western front as a driver.

James was wounded by shrapnel and went to 2nd Canadian general hospital. James Marsh died in that hospital on the 30th of July 1916 and the age of 28. He was buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France.