Mark Limbrick

Memorial: Aust

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Medals: British War Medal, Military Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Serjeant 24019

Parents: Luke and Elizabeth Limbrick

Home address: Sandy Lane, Aust

Pre-war occupation: Soldier

Date of birth: 1889

Place of birth: Aust

Date of death: 04/01/1961

Age: 71

Further information:

Mark was born in Aust, the son of an agricultural labourer and the eldest of 4 children with three younger sisters. An older sister had died as a child. In 1911 he was serving with the 15th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery in Weymouth. He was first a gunner, then a corporal and finally a sergeant.

During wartime, Mark’s Battery were mobilised to France in July of 1915 and fought on the Western Front. Siege Batteries were most often employed in destroying or neutralising the enemy artillery, as well as putting destructive fire down on strongpoints, dumps, store, roads and railways behind enemy lines. They were equipped with heavy howitzers, sending large calibre high explosive shells in high trajectory, plunging fire.
Mark was awarded the Military Medal in February 1918. This medal was awarded for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery. He was subsequently wounded and was awarded a wound stripe on 2nd May 1918.

Mark survived the war and died in at the age of 71 in Thornbury Hospital. His death was not war related.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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