Studio portrait of brothers 2246 Private (Pte) Thomas Marshall (left) and 2182 Pte William ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07293.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Allan Studios
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of brothers 2246 Private (Pte) Thomas Marshall (left) and 2182 Pte William Marshall, of Wild Duck, Victoria. William enlisted on 22 June 1915 in the 22nd Battalion and embarked for Europe aboard HMAT Hororata (A20) on 27 September 1915 from Melbourne. He was wounded in action in August 1916 in France, and after several months convalescence returned to the front in November. He was promoted to Lance Corporal (LCpl) on 1 March 1917. He was wounded on 3 May 1917 at the Battle of Bullecourt and died the same day. His brother, 2246 Pte Thomas Marshall, also of the 22nd Battalion, enlisted on 15 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne with his brother. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 19 May 1916. He was also wounded in August 1916 and evacuated to the United Kingdom for recuperation before rejoining the battalion in November. On 1 May 1917 he was promoted to Sergeant. On 9 November 1917 he died of wounds received in action. Eight days after the death of William, another brother, Gunner (Gnr) 33456 Robert Gibson Marshall embarked from Australia aboard HMAT Shropshire (A9) with the 24th FAB. A fourth brother, Pte George Marshall embarked in 1918. Both Robert and George Marshall returned to Australia after the war. (See also DA10260 and DA10259)