|Unit||22nd Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of brothers 2246 Private (Pte) Thomas Marshall (left) and 2182 Pte William ...
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)