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Lance Corporal Edmund (Ted) Edward Marsh

Service No.:
1139
Unit:
14th Battalion
Tree No.:
S158
Planted by:
Thomas Anderson
Image of plaque on tree S158 for Edmund Marsh
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Edmund was born in Newstead, VIC in 1871 to William Marsh and Elizabeth Barrah. Edmund served with Frederick Russell who was killed in action and is also remembered in the Avenue.

Edmund was a blacksmith and enlisted at Bacchus Marsh, VIC in the AIF on the 11th of September 1914, aged 43. He embarked aboard the HMAT A38 Ulysses in December, with the 14th Battalion, disembarking in Egypt in January 1916. He landed at Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915(1) and returned to Egypt in January 1916.

In June 1916 Edmund disembarked at Marseilles, France and was appointed stretcher bearer, and then in August was promoted to Lance Corporal. For his actions in July and August, during the Battle of Pozieres, Edmund recieved a Commander in Chief's Congratulatory Card. In March 1917 he was admitted to hospital and then evacuated back to England and admitted to the 1st London General Hospital, suffering from bronchitis. Edmund embarked for home aboard the Euripides in July and was discharged from the AIF in October. He was at Gonn Crossing, north of Kerang in 1923.

Edmund died in Dandenong, VIC in 1943, aged 72.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour held by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. He was promoted to Lance Corporal
  2. While at Gallipoli he wrote a letter.

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