The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private (later Sergeant) Leslie Marsh

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Leslie Marsh

Ancestor's date of birth: 25/04/1881

Ancestor's date of death: 11/11/1949

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Stockman born Mudgee NSW.

Service Number: 417

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Wilston Brisbane

Unit: 7th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 04/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 06/01/1918

Murray Page: 539

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: British War Medal (WW1).

Personal Characteristics: Height 172 cm, weight 72 kg.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Unit arrived too late, the war had ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Aileen Mary, worked as a Station Master, had children Lesley, George and Lillian May. Enlisted in the AIF on 20 August 1917 Private #58364 in the 7th Queensland Reinforcements. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Wyreema on 14 October 1918; recalled in December 1918. Discharged 6 January 1919. Again he did not see active service.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sandra Marsh, Geraldton WA
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grand daughter


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