MARSHALL, Alexander John
(Service number 6/3400)

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Date 8 June 1890 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Queensland Insurance Co, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. MARSHALL (mother), 51 Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin
Religion Non-conformist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 25 December 1931 Age 41 years
Place of Death Clydevale
Notices Evening Star, 26 December 1931; Otago Daily Times, 26 & 28 December 1931
Memorial or Cemetery Southern Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block C, Plot 9
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander John Marshall, known as Jack, was the son of Lewis Hay Irving and Mary (née Brown) Marshall. He was educated at Kaikorai School in Dunedin, leaving at the age of fourteen for High School. Jack was a clerk for the Queensland Insurance Company in Timaru when he enlisted. He married Clara Isabella Wares in 1923. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Alexander John Marshall.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Southern Cemetery burial record (Dunedin City Council) [28 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922, Evening Star, 26 December 1931, Otago Daily Times, 26 & 28 December 1931 (Papers Past) [24 & 28 March 2020]

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