Victor Henry Marshall

First Name: 
Victor
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Marshall
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, February 6, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Marshall
Father's Name: 
Edwin Marshall
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, September 10, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Sergeant
Unit: 
16th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Victor Marshall (Service No 90) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. but his family moved to Western Australia at some time in Victor's youth.

Victor enlisted in Perth, W.A. at the age of 19; he was single and worked as a tailor.

He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic with C Company, 16th Battalion on 22 December 1914.  The troops arrived in Egypt and after training were sent on to Gallipoli.

Victor was injured on 22nd May 1915 and admitted to hospital on Gallipoli, then sent to Egypt for treatment of a knee injury.  Victor returned to Gallipoli on 28th July 1915 and saw service during the Lone Pine battles.

On 25th August 1915 he was admitted to hospital sick with gastroenteritis. He was sent to Mudros, Greece, and then back to Egypt for treatment.  While in Egypt he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He returned to Gallipoli on 8th December 1915 and served until the evacuation.

Victor was then sent to fight in France on 9th June 1916 and saw service on the Western Front with 3 Platoon, A Company, 16th Battalion, in the Lewis gun section.

After the Somme battles he was promoted to Corporal on 28th December 1916.  On 5th March 1917 he was promoted to Lance Sergeant.

On 11th April 1917, while in a dugout with 3 other soldiers at the railway cutting near Reincourt, a shell hit the men and all were killed.

There is no known grave for Victor; he is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France. 

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MARSHALL VICTOR HENRY

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