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Alexander Allan MARTIN

Regimental number6368
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPoultry dealer
Address39 Junction Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B. Martin, 39 Junction Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Imperial Force
Enlistment date27 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Annie MARTIN
Discharge date13 August 1918
Family/military connectionsHad enlisted for prior period of service with AIF, see 1789 Private Alexander Allan MARTIN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 September 1916.

Found guilty, 5 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 2 October 1916, until 4 October 1916: award, admonished and forfeits 3 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Disembarked Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916.

Found guilty, 31 October 1916, of (1) being absent without leave for 6 hours; (2) being out of bounds: awarded 168 hours detention.

Found guilty, 13 November 1916, of being drunk while on duty: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Proceeded overseas to France from 1st Training Bn, 13 December 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 December 1916.

Taken on strength of 2nd Bn, 18 December 1916.

On Command at Divisional School, 5 February 1917; rejoined unit, 28 February 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 March 1917 (frostbite, right foot); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 14 March 1917; to No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 18 March 1917; to England, 18 March 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 19 March 1917 (trench feet); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 May 1917; discharged to furlough, 22 May 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 June 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 16 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from Overseas Training Bde, 6 August 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 August 1917.

Rejoined 2nd Bn, 22 August 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 20 October 1917; admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 22 October 1917; transferred to England, 27 October 1917; to Northampton War Hospital, Duston, 29 October 1917; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 3 January 1918; discharged to furlough, 4 January 1918.

Found guilty, 10 January 1918, of drunkenness: award, forfeits 3 days' pay.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 27 January 1918 (Class B1A2).

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; disembarked Sydney, 13 May 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: premature senility), 13 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death3 July 1939
Age at death60
Place of burialKincumber Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Alexander Allan

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