Biography

Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: VX108132 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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DUMPU, RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA, 1944-02-11. VX108132 LIEUTENANT COLONEL R.R. MARSTON (1), COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION, PICTURED WITH VX81067 MAJOR J.W.D. CONNELL (2), THE OFFICER COMMANDING HEADQUARTERS COMPANY.

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DONADABU, PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-01. THE GRAND MARCH BY THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION LED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE UNIT IN PROGRESS AT THE START OF THE 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE GYMKHANA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE: VX108132 LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. R. MARSTON DSO., ED., COMMANDING OFFICER (1);...

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RAMU VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-01-16. VX108132 LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. R. MARSTON, DSO., ED., COMMANDING OFFICE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. OFFICERS OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX104114 CHAPLAIN G.T. SAMBELL (1); VX81109 LIEUTENANT N.W. GOODE (2); VX133031 CAPTAIN W.A. ROSS (3); VX114142 CAPTAIN J.H. NEWSTEAD (4); VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN (5); VX108132...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION.

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. PERSONNEL OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION WHO WON THEIR DECORATIONS DURING THE BOGADJIM OPERATIONS. THEY ARE:- V190291 PRIVATE N.J. HILLBERG, MM, (1); NX76326 LIEUTENANT V. PASSLOW, MC, (2); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER (3);...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. OFFICERS AND NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF BATTALION HEADQUARTERS, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX84582 WARRANT OFFICER II, M.J. SAINSBERY (1); SX21232 LIEUTENANT G. WHITFIELD (2); VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN (3); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. OFFICERS OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION IN THE OFFICER'S TENT LINES. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN (1); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER (2); VX4299 MAJOR W.S. CUDDON (3).

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. COMPANY COMMANDERS OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX114142 J.H. NEWSTEAD (1); SX15733 CAPTAIN M.G. GRATTON (2); VX133031 CAPTAIN W.A. ROSS (3); VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN (4); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING...

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074019

SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-18. AUSTRALIAN ARMY OFFICERS ASSEMBLED AT HEADQUARTERS, 15TH INFANTRY BRIGADE FOR A TACTICAL EXERCISE ON A SAND TABLE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX89390 LIEUTENANT A.B. WHEELER (1); VX1921 LIEUTENANT H.J. JACOBS (2); VX118687 LIEUTENANT J.G. MCINTOSH (3); NX123187...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-23. PERSONNEL OF BATTALION HEADQUARTERS, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- V122014 PRIVATE P.J. DOWLING (1); VX111851 CORPORAL G. NICHOL (2); VX87466 PRIVATE F. JOHNSTON (3); VX142147 PRIVATE J. PILE (4); VX144966 PRIVATE J. STEWART (5); VX141654...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-25. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX103304 CAPTAIN D.C.G. BRACKEN (1); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER (2); CAPTAIN D. MURDOCK, ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY (3); VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN,...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-25. OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX103304 CAPTAIN D.C.G. BRACKEN (1); VX81073 CAPTAIN R.M. MARTIN, ADJUTANT (2); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER (3); CAPTAIN D, MURDOCK, ROYAL...

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-25. MEMBERS OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION WINNING SPORTS TEAM WITH THEIR PENNANTS ON THE STAGE OF THE UNIT THEATRE. IDENTIFIED ARE:- VX137507 CORPORAL LEISHMAN (1); VX84582 WARRANT OFFICER 2 M.J. SAINSBERY (2); VX143226 PRIVATE A.R. PURCELL (3); VX137510 PRIVATE R.G....

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SIAR, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-25. THE CAMP AREA OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER (1); NX103304 CAPTAIN D.C.G. BRACKEN, REGIMENTAL MEDICAL OFFICER (2).

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BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND. 1945-01-30. VX13 LIEUTENANT GENERAL S.G. SAVIGE, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, ED, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 2ND AUSTRALIAN CORPS (4) ACCOMPANIED BY VX108132 LIEUTENANT COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER, 57/60TH INFANTRY BATTALION (1) AND VX81107 CAPTAIN D.L. THOMAS (2)...

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WATSONIA, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 1944-10-06. PERSONNEL AT THE WATSONIA CAMP BEFORE A VICTORY LOAN MARCH. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX4299 MAJOR W.S. CUDDON (1); VX108132 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL R.R. MARSTON, DSO, ED, (2); VX81073 CAPTAIN R. MARTIN (3).

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Madang, New Guinea. 1944-06-14. Senior Officers at Headquarters 15th Infantry Brigade outside a building at Siar Plantation. Left to right: VX186 Lieutenant Colonel G. R. Warfe MC, Commanding Officer 58/59th Infantry Battalion; VX220 Lieutenant Colonel William D. Refshauge OBE, Commanding Officer,...

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