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Charles MARTIN

Regimental number1109
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Collingwood, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address23 York Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Martin, 23 York Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry as a Battalion scout during [the] advance on DINKUM SPUR near Warlencourt.'
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialLondon Cemetery (Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 15), Neuville-Vitasse, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion runners and scouts during the advance from our lines to DINKUM SPUR, near WARLENCOURT, on 25th February, 1917. The reliability and accuracy of their work [MARTIN and 4531 H.R. LUCAS] has been of the greatest service to their unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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