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Albert John Marsden

Birthplace Queensland Maryborough AustraliaPlace of Death Victoria Kallista Australia Date of Birth: June 13, 1887 Date of Death: December 17, 1971


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Albert John Marsden 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 13th June 1887, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia   (1) 

Date and Place of Death: 17th December 1971, aged 84, Kallista, Victoria, Australia.   (1) 

Nationality: Australian  




Childhood: Born in Maryborough, Queensland,  (1), fourth of nine children. 

Parents: Father- James Marsden, born 1852 in Clitheroe, Lancashire. 

                Mother – Margaret Harwood, born 1852 in Maryborough, Queensland. (1) 

Parent’s occupations: Father was accountant and commissioning agent. (2) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 

 Maryborough Boys Grammar  School.  (3) 

1914 B Sc. Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane.  (4) 

War interrupted study (4) 

1922 BA University of Melbourne.  (4) 

1922 Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne.  (4) 

Occupational history (previous jobs in their career): 

Teacher at Cooktown ( Boys) School   1908/1919 (5) 

                    Longreach State School  1910  (5) 

                   Fortitude Valley State School 1911  (5) 

                   Brisbane South (Boys) School  (5) 

                   Training College   1914  (5) 

                   Senior Master of Geelong College, Victoria  (5) 

                   Headmaster of Malvern Church of England Grammar School, Victoria, 1935  (5) 


Occupation: Teacher 

Place of residence at Gretna: n/k 

Job title at Gretna: Munitions Chemist 

Marital status: Single at Gretna, married on return to Australia.  (1) 

Spouse name (including male name): Stella Booth 

Date of marriage: 27th  April  1918 

Place/Parish of marriage:  Queensland 

Children: none known 



Trivia / any other information: Australian cricketer, played 5 first-class matches for Queensland between 1919-1921. (6) 

Rejected for active service in the A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force), he went to England and was engaged in munition work. (7) 


Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past – Australian births/marriages/deaths.
  2. Find my past – Queensland Electoral Rolls 
  3. Find my past – New South Wales Junior & Senior Public Examinations 1867-1916 
  5. Find my past – Queensland Teachers Indexes. 
  6. Wikipedia / cricinfo 
  7. Maryborough Chronicle, Saturday, November 3rd, 1923. 03 Nov 1923 – NEW HEAD MASTER – Trove ( 


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