Private Ernest Marks

Service number 2119
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Port Augusta
Death Date 07 June 1917
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 40th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 40th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Ernest Marks (2119, 40th Battalion) was born in Port Augusta, SA. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in July 1916. On 7 June 1917, Ernest was working near Messines as a stretcher-bearer and carrying a wounded soldier when he was killed instantly by a high explosive shell. Ernest is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was 17 years of age. His brothers, Privates Henry Edward Marks and William August Marks, also served in the Australian Imperial Force. Private Henry Marks was awarded a Military Medal.



Date of enlistment 18 July 1916
Date of embarkation 28 August 1916
Date of death 07 June 1917
Date of fate 07 June 1917