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Archibald James Marshall

Archibald James Marshall was born at Bollon in South-West Queensland around 1896. There are no further details on his parents; however at some stage during the 1900s he was removed to Barambah Aboriginal Settlement. Archibald was a stockman who enlisted at Maryborough on 5th June 1917. Nine days later Archibald set off on the ship HMAT Hororata A20 to England. Following 3 months of training in England, he was assigned to the 41st Battalion in France on 9th January 1918. The 41st Battalion played a key role on the Western Front as the German Army launched their last great offensive in March 1918. It was during this campaign near Flanders Field, that Archibald was killed in action at the age of 24 years.

Pte Marshall’s final resting place is on the other side of the world from where he was born and grew up – a war grave at the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme in France. His name also adorns the Remembrance Wall at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra A.C.T.

Archive Items For This Person

Field Service Report of Archibald J. Marshall

Report detailing the death of Archibald James Marhsall, a solider of the 8th Regiment, 41st Battalion in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).   → View item

Archibald Marshall Memorial Board 1920

A memorial Board is tendered to the Chief Protector of Aborigines from the Murgon Shire Council in honour of A Marshall.   → View item

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