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Marshman Hemsley Hurtle Stanley
50th Bn. Australian Infantry
Grace Plains , South Australia
15 october 1917
Husband of Marshman Ruby May , 84 Young Street , Parkside , South Australia
Father of 1 child
5'9" = 1.75m
161 lbs = 73 kg
Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery & Extension
Plot I , Row J , Stone 1
16 september 1916
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15 october 1917
Enlisted at Adelaide
2nd Depot Battalion
Transferred to the 10th Reinforcement at Mitcham Camp
Proceeded to NCO School
Transferred to the 19th Reinforcements , 27th Bn. AIF
Embarked at Adelaide per SS 'Militiades'
Admitted to Ships Hospital
Disembarked at Devonport , England
Marched in at Rollestone Camp on Salisbury Plain
Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton
Marched in 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot at Le Havre
Proceeded to join 50th Bn.
Taken on strength in the field.
Killed in action
An extract from the 50th Bn. war diary , 15 october 1917;
Location : Broodseinde Ridge , Zonnebeke-Passchendaele road.
'Scattered shelling by enemy during the day. In afternoon enemy began shelling 150 yards in front of our line. At 8am a patrol from our line worked forward about 800 yards without encountering the enemy. Enemy was then shelling about 1100 yards forward of our line and his flares were going up 1500 yards from us.
Eenemy apparently has fallen back from wet ground in front of us to Keiberg Ridge 2000 yards east of our line. Enemey shelled Broodseinde Ridge continiously only during the night under normal ground drying. A&B coys. relieved by C&D Coys. at 9.30pm.'
Eye-witness account of his death, Private Nelson 50th Bn :
'I saw him killed at Ypres. He was caught by a shell whilst assisting to carry me out , death was instantaneous.
Casualty was a few yards away from the Dressing Station.
Several of the men who were with him were wounded by the same shell. '