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Driver Mark Usher

Service No.:
9839
Unit:
3rd Divisional Train
Tree No.:
S264
Planted by:
Master A Usher (Brother)
Image of plaque on tree S264 for Mark Usher
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Mark was born at Bacchus Marsh, VIC in 1891 to Mark Usher(2) and Sarah Ann Manamly(3). Mark had two brothers, James and Alfred, who are also remembered in the Avenue.

Mark was a boundary rider and gave his address as Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF on the 17th of July 1915, aged 24. In March 1916 he was allotted to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train (12 Company Army Service Corps) before he embarked aboard the RMS Orontes and disembarked some time later in Egypt.

The next we hear about Mark, he is with the 6th Divisional Train in England in March 1917 and then the 30th Company, Army Service Corps. In October he is transferred back to the 12th Company, Army Service Corps before proceeding overseas to France in February 1918 and joining the 3rd Divisional Train. Mark was wounded in action in late July - bullet wound to face and skull - and invalided back to England and admitted to the 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge - injuries severe. He was transferred to The Queens Hospital at the end of August and then to the 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield for a week in October before he embarked for home - compound fracture to mandible and skull. After Mark returned to Australia he was discharged from the AIF in February 1919.

Mark died at Bacchus Marsh, VIC in July 1949, aged 58.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. The 3rd Light Horse Brigade Train (12 Company ASC [Army Service Corps]) later became part of the 3rd Divisional Train.
  2. Mark Usher sen. was appointed curator of Maddingley Park in 1909
    The Bacchus Marsh Express 20 Feb 1909
  3. Unsure of the correct spelling - various spellings occur in the records; Manamby, McNamaly, McManambly

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