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Marian, William Stephen (4858)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 23 April 1917 – Fitzroy, VIC

Service Number: 4858            view online service record

605 Station Street
North Carlton, VIC

Next of Kin:
Jack Marian (father)
531 Station Street
North Carlton, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 21 June 1917
Ship: HMAT Suevic A29
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion – 13th Reinforcements

KIA: Friday, 29 March 1918
Place: France

Brother: Albert Jack Marian

Private, 38th Infantry, killed in action 29 March, 1918, France, aged 19, commemorated Heilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 28), Mericourt-L’Abbe, France.

Father: Jack MARIAN, born Port Melbourne. Marian enlisted from Station Street, North Carlton as an 18-year-old cordial maker, his father nominated as next of kin. No circular returned, but a Death Notice in The Age, 19 April, 1918 shows him as “William S”, second eldest son, a brother, Private A J MARIAN, another brother Percy and two sisters.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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