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Alfred Alexander Glenne MARTIN

Regimental number18366
Place of birthWilby Victoria
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Alfred Martin, Wilby, Victoria
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Proyart on 22nd/23rd August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty forward of PROYART on the night 22nd/23rd August, 1918. Sapper MARTIN acted as guide to the working parties that carried out the consolidation of the line. His coolness, courage and accurate knowledge of the ground obtained through a previous reconnaissance enabled him to lead his parties direct to their works and to avoid the heavy shelled areas thus saving casualties amongst the men and allowing of work to be carried out immediately the objective was reached.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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