Enlistment Address

Victoria. Died field Hospital Liverpool Sydney

Service Number



Presbyterian Honor Roll


Private Charles Lescomb Lloyd March https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=7368242


Charles Lescomb Lloyd March was a 20 year old farmer of Gilgandra, NSW when he enlisted at Liverpool, Sydney on July 20, 1915. He had previous experience in the Militia Reserve of the National Defence Association and had left of his own free will. His medical examination describes him as 5’ ¾” tall, 166lbs (75kgs), fair complexion, blue eyes, good vision and fair hair and no distinctive marks. He was Presbyterian. His service record includes a letter from his parents, Alice and Charles, giving consent to him joining the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Private Charles Lloyd  March died less than two months later on 23 September 1915, from measles and pneumonia in the Field Hospital at Liverpool Camp, Liverpool, NSW.


The Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent reported his funeral on Fri 1 October 1915


At St. Stephen’s Church on Sunday

night the Rev. A. Boyd preached an

impressive funeral sermon, in connec-

tion with the death of the late Private

Lloyd March. There was a crowded

The body of the late Private Lloyd

March, who died at Liverpool military

camp, was interred in the Presbyterian

section of the Gilgandra cemetery on

Saturday, with full military honors.


The family received the Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll in 1923. He was not eligible for the Victory Medal or British War Medal because he did not serve in a theatre of war.

CLL March is commemorated on the Gilgandra War Memorial, the Gilgandra District Honor Roll and Panel 117 at the Australian War Memorial.

He is buried in the Gilgandra Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Row C 004

The Inscription on Charles Lescomb Lloyd March headstone reads

In Loving Memory

(Crossed flags – Union Jack and Australian Flag)



Beloved son of C & A March

Died in Liverpool Camp

23rd SEP 1915 in his 21st year

He responded to his countrys call

He gave his best, his life, his all

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