Douglas Marks

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First name: Douglas

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Last name: Marks

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Colonel Douglas Gray Marks, bank clerk of Neutral Bay, Sydney applied for a commission in the A.I.F. aged 19 years, 21 Nov. 1914. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses, 22 December 1914 and commanded the 13th Battalion A.I.F. in action in Egypt, the Dardanelles and France. He was wounded in action at Gallipoli, 7 Aug. 1915 and in June 1916 he departed for France where he was wounded again, 11 Apr. 1917. After convalescence in England he departed for France, Aug. 1917. He returned to Australia on the Makura, Dec. 1918. He was awarded the White Eagle 5th Class and the Military Cross for services during the M.E.F. campaign, Sept.-Oct. 1916 and was awarded the DSO on 10 June 1918.
Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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