Father and Son – same unit

One can only imagine the conversation that took place at the dinner table in late 1914 when both father and son volunteered to go to war. Charles Albert Marques (son) and Charles Marques (father) were both in the No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital.  They both enlisted at Morphettville on the 26th September 1914.  Both served in Egypt and Lemnos whilst CA Marques was at the hospital in North Beach (Gallipoli) whilst C Marques was in hospital himself at the time.  CA Marques was later transferred to the 14th Field Ambulance in France and C Marques stayed in the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital in England. CA Marques returned to Australia in November 1919 as a Staff Sergeant and C Marques returned in September 1919 as a Sergeant.

Interestingly one of them took quite a number of great photos which are still held by the family today. Of course these will be in the book but thought I would give you a sneak peak at one of them today.

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This photo was taken in 1915 showing a number of the members of No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital posing with Turkish prisoners of war.

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