MARVELL, William Clarence

Service Number: 1894
Rank: Private
Enlistment Unit: 40th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 14 May 1916
Enlistment Age: 19 years
Fate of person: Killed in action - body recovered

Biographical Details

William was nineteen when he enlisted in the 40th Battalion in May 1916. He embarked from Hobart aboard HMTS Ballarat and arrived in Plymouth in September. After a short period of training he proceeded to France. Bouts of mumps, tonsillitis and diphtheria kept him in hospital until April 1917 when he re-joined his regiment. On 7 June 1917 he was killed in action in Belgium and is buried at Menin Gate.

Return to all soldier biographies