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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Markwell, James Robert (7954)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 26 years 8 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 10 May 1917 – Port Augusta, SA

Service Number: 7954            view online service record

Port Augusta, SA

Next of Kin:
James Markwell (father)
32 Evans Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 1917
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: Tunnelling Companies – May 1917 Reinforcements

DOD: Wednesday, 26 February 1919
Place: Dartford

Sapper, 2 Tunnelling Company, died from illness 26 February, 1919, aged 28, commemorated Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England.

Parents: James and Mary MARKWELL, born South Melbourne. Family then at 25 Draper Street, South Melbourne. A 26-year-old labourer, he enlisted Port Augusta, South Australia with his parents at 32 Evans Street, Port Melbourne. Died of influenza as 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital whist awaiting repatriation to Australia.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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