Lance Corporal Marshall Western Moore Way

Service Number 2604
Birth Date 01 June 1896
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Willunga
Death Date 31 August 1916
Death Place France
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Units

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.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Lance Corporal
    Unit
    16th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Lance Corporal
    Fate
    To Be Determined
    Date of Fate
    31 August 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    16th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Adelaide
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Star of England A15
    Date of Embarkation
    21 September 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1896-06
Date of embarkation 1915-09-21
Date of death 1916-08-31

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