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2nd Lieutenant J. E. Marshall, AIF
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2nd Lieutenant John Edmund
6th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

Born 20th February 1884, at Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.

Educated: Portland State School, Victoria.

Single; Soldier (Staff Sergeant-Major, Defence Department) / Engineer, of Balmoral Street, Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria.

Next Of Kin: Brother; Charles Frederick Marshall, of 'Ruo Tsen', Balmoral Street, Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria.

Despite 16 years of research, no photo is known to exist of 2nd Lieutenant Marshall.
Should anyone have information on where we might find one, we would be most grateful.

Killed in action
7th August 1915
at German Officers' Trench, central Anzac sector
Aged 31

6th Battalion, A.I.F.

No Known Grave

Name commemorated on the Lone Pine memorial


Previously Instructional Staff. No date of joining AIF given on 5th Battalion embarkation roll.
Embarked as Staff Sergeant-major no. 1070, Machine Gun section, 5th Battalion. Transferred to 6th Battalion, 10 June 1915.

Previous service: Senior Cadets.
5.5 years 6th A.I.R. (1st Bn).
Instructional Staff since 13 Aug 1910.
Attested for 5 years 13 Aug 1910, Staff Sergeant Major No. 125.

Education details. Previously served in Junior and Senior Cadets. 'Citizen soldier and member of Instructional Staff since 1910, stationed at 64th Training Area Melbourne City.' Other training: 'Engineering'. (AWM 131 Informant, Mother, Emily Campbell, of Balmoral Street, Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria).

Father died in 1884. Stepfather, Duncan Campbell of Portland, died in 1902. Mother, Emily Campbell, lived with son, Charles Frederick Marshall.

In 1910, lived at 2 Fashoda Street Hawthorn, Victoria.
Applied for appointment to Instructional Staff, 19th June 1910. The following annotation was made on his application form: 'Sergt. Marshall is a smart N.C.O. His application is recommended for favorable consideration.' (signature is unreadable, Lieut. Colonel commanding 1st/6th A.I.R., 24th June 1910)

Occupation given as 'Fitter'. (Attestation Paper for Australian Permanent Forces, dated 13 Aug 1910 at Albury, NSW).

Father; Edmund William Marshall. Mother; Emily Marshall (nee Smith)

CWGC lists NOK as Emily Campbell (formerly Marshall), of Balmoral Street, Essendon, Victoria and the late Edmund William Marshall.

Father; Edmund William Marshall, Portland State School, Victoria, died 1884.

Embarked aboard HMAT A3 'Orvieto' 21 Oct 1914.

Wounded between 25th and 30th April. Admitted to Hospital, Alexandria, with severe gunshot wound to lower extremities, 8 May 1915.

Transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 13 May. Embarked for Dardanelles aboard 'Commodore', 20 May. Rejoined Battalion 31 May. Promoted Regimental Sergeant Major 9 June, vice Guilfoyle, promoted Lieutenant. Transferred to 6th Battalion, Anzac, 10 June 1915. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 4 August 1915. (B103).

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