Thomas Edward Tyrell Marshall

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Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Birth Halifax, England
Death 12 Apr 1937
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 31 years, 5 months
Description 6' (1.83m) tall; weight 153 lbs (69.4 kg); fresh complexion, brown eyes, Auburn hair
Occupation carpenter
Religion Church of England
Address Herbert street, West Subiaco, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife Mrs Jane Marshall
Military Information
Reg Number 26164
Date of Enlistment 10 Mar 1916
Rank Gunner
Unit/Formation Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 4 transferred to 8th Battery, / 3rd FAB 1st Division
Date of Embarkation 1 Aug 1916 - 14 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A67 Orsova
Date of Return 1 Jun 1919 - 8 Jul 1919
Ship Returned On SS Somali
Fate Wounded in Action 10 Dec 1917
Wounded in Action 18 Sep 1918
Returned to Australia
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal


Pre War

More than 6 years prior experience in England with artillery units

War Service

Soon after entering camp he was placed in artillery and sent to Melbourne to complete his Australian training.

In England he was posted to Lark Hill on 5 Nov 1916, and after further training, on 25 Feb 1917 he boarded the HMT Golden Eagle for France.

Taken on strength of the 5th Trench Mortar Battery on 10 Mar 1917, he was transferred to the 3rd Army Field Artillery brigade on 22 May. On 18 Nov 1917 his designation was changed from Gunner to Fitter, before being Wounded in Action on 10 Dec 1917.

Treated by the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station and the 8th Stationary Hospital for a shell wound to his right side, he was evacuated to England aboard the HS Jan Breydel where he entered the Saffron Walden Hospital on 19 Dec 1917.

Recovered, he re-entered France via Southampton on 1 Mar 1918, and rejoined his unit on the 7th. On 18 Sep 1918 Tom was wounded in action for a second time, and this time he was treated by the 20th Casualty Clearing Station for a shell wound to the right knee, before being passed on to the 1st Australian General Hospital in Rouen. On 29 Sep 1918 he was well enough to be discharged to a Convalescent Depot and then return to his unit on 23 Oct 1918.

On 10 Apr 1919 he was sent to England for processing prior to his return to Australia.

Discharged by 5th Military District on 22 Aug 1919.


Post War

1st wife Jane died in Kelmscott on 14 May 1920 aged 33 as a result of childbirth, with their daughter Joyce dying on 17 May 1920 aged 7 days.

In 1923 Tom married Alma Elvina Augusta Newmann in Kelmscott. Their son Adrian Tyrell, aka Terry, was born 7 Jan 1924 and died 13 Sep 2013 aged 89 in Palmyra. Their daughter Doris (Dorothea N M ?? b. 1922).

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