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Military Service

Final Rank

Lance Corporal

Service Number

2604
- First World War, 1914-1918

Birth date: 1896-06

Birth place: Australia: South Australia

Death date: 1916-08-31

Death place: France

Lance Corporal Marshall Western Moore Way was born to parents James Moore Way and Lauren Way in Willunga, South Australia in 1896.  Prior to his enlistment, Way was a surveyor and had been active in the Cadets, becoming a senior cadet in the 74th Infantry in Unley, South Australia.  He enlisted at Keswick Barracks, Adelaide on 29 April 1915 and was drafted into the 9th Reinforcements for the 16th Infantry Battalion.  On 21 September 1915, Way embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT Star of England, and arrived in Egypt during November.  He was immediately sent to the fighting at Gallipoli, though his first action was short, with the campaign  ending a little under a month later.  In June 1916, Way joined the forces fighting in France and participated in the battle of Mouquet Farm.  This was to be his last action, as Way was reported missing on 31 August 1916, and his death confirmed not long after. Marshall Way is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.