Laurence Charles MARSH


MARSH, Laurence Charles

Service Number: SX2640
Enlisted: 6 May 1940, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Renmark, SA, 18 November 1911
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Papua New Guinea, 23 November 1942, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
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Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Renmark District Roll of Honour WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN SX2640
6 May 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX2640, 27th Infantry Battalion
6 May 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
6 May 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
6 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX2640, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William Henry and Catherine Marsh; husband of Selma Elizabeth Marsh, of Renmark, South Australia

Pte. Laurence Charles Marsh AIF of Renmark. Aged 32, married. Son of Mr William Henry and Mrs Catherine Marsh. Educated at Renmark Public School. Fond of cricket and was member of Crescent Cricket Club. Labourer in civil life. Enlisted in 2nd AIF on 6th May 1940. Left for overseas and tool part in desert campaign in Syria and Egypt and returned to Australa in March 1942. Sent to New Guinea and was killed in action on November 23 1942.

Information supplied from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who enlisted in the Second World War.