James I Marshall

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First name: James

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Marshall

Personal information:

Private James Marshall, clerk of Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW embarked on board HMAT A47 Mashobra at the age of 18, 14 Sept. 1916 and served as a signaller with the 53rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement in France, Dec. 1916-1918, and in Belgium, 1917-1918. He was hospitalised with trench fever in July 1917. He attended German speaking school in the field, June 1918 and worked with an Intelligence Section. After the Armistice he was billeted in Belgium. He embarked from Devonport 2 June 1919 on the Beltana, arriving back in Australia 19 July 1919

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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