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Private J A Marcus Australian connection?

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Kathleen Report 31 Dec 2012 10:54

I have a postcard picture of this gentleman.
It states 21 Batt 6th Inf. Brade. Australian Imperial Force.
I believe the photo would be from WW1 possibly. I am interested in the Cummins family connection if any.
If anyone is interested in same please make contact.


patchem Report 31 Dec 2012 11:00

Have you looked to see if anyone on here has him in their tree?
You can then contact them by pm.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 31 Dec 2012 11:09


Service No:220
Date of Death:06/10/1915
Regiment/Service:Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
21st Bn.
Grave ReferenceF. 82.
Additional Information:
Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Russell Marcus, of Oaklands, New South Wales.


Kathleen Report 1 Jan 2013 15:14

Dear Gwynn of Kent,
Thank you for your quick response.
I had not thought of checking Australian war records.
I was busy going through a suitcase of old photos from my mothers' family and came across this gentlemans' photo. I will do some further research here now that I know some details. Much appreciated, I will update you when I know more.
Happy New year and thank you kindly.


Kathleen Report 1 Jan 2013 15:15

Dear Patchem,
I will be following up in Genes also. thanks


MarieCeleste Report 1 Jan 2013 15:31

Looks like his brother died in WW2:

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947

Name: Samuel Thomas Archibald Marcus
Age: 46
Birth Date: abt 1896
Death Date: 21 Feb 1942
Cemetery: Griffith Cemetery
Burial Country: Australia
Father: James Marcus
Mother: Elizabeth Jane Marcus
Service Number: N388811
Region or Memorial: Australia

From CWGC:


Rank: Private
Service No: N388811
Date of Death: 21/02/1942
Age: 46
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry A.C.M.F. 11th Grn. Bn.
Grave Reference: Presbyterian Plot. Sec. C. Grave 25.

Additional Information:
Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Marcus; husband of Amy Elizabeth Marcus, of Yenda.


MarieCeleste Report 1 Jan 2013 15:43

This looks like the marriage of the parents, think she was a Smith (had hoped it said Cummins!)

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Jas Marcus
Spouse Name: Jane Russell Elizth Shith
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1892
Registration number: 1132


Kathleen Report 2 Jan 2013 04:34

Thanks one and all. There seems to be a family friendship with a Smith family, Christina and Isabella Smith living near or with the Cummins family around 1889.


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 08:22

Hello Kathleen, were the Cummins in Australia?

On the death record in 1935 for Elizabeth J R Marcus it gives her parents as Alice & Thomas.


Gai Report 2 Jan 2013 09:09

You can find WW1 records on the site and
you can also request a copy of their service record.



Kathleen Report 3 Jan 2013 09:46

Thank you all for your assistance, after spending the last 2 days stuck on the internet, I think I have a solution.
Yes I believe I have traced where John Alexander Marcus is a nephew to Jane Cummins.
"Many hands make light work"