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Marlay, Edward William (1897–1917)

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from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

EDWARD WILLIAM BEVERLEY MARLAY, son of Mr. Arthur Beverley Marlay and Mrs. Nellie Maud Marlay, was born at Toowoomba, Queensland, on 30th January, 1897. He was educated at Ipswich Central State School, The Normal School, Brisbane, and the Toowoomba Boys’ Grammar School.

He joined the service of the Bank at Toowoomba on 26th August, 1913, being transferred in January, 1915, to Chinchilla.

He enlisted on 30th November, 1915, and proceeded to France. Having been wounded at the Battle of Bullecourt in May, 1917, he was re-embarked for Australia as a convalescent and left Plymouth by the transport “Benalla” on 28th August, 1917. Taking ill on the homeward voyage he was taken ashore a t Sierra Leone, West Africa, and operated upon for acute appendicitis and peritonitis. He did not, however, recover from the shock of the operation, and died on 20th September, 1917. He was buried at the Kissi Cemetery with military honours.

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