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Harry Robert MARTIN

Regimental number2944
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWarehouseman
Address41 Francis Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert Martin, 41 Francis Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service31st Infantry
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Steward)
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty during the attack near VILLERET on 18th September, 1918. Sergeant MARTIN was in charge of stretcher bearers at an Aid Post. He showed great initiative during the advance and despite heavy shell fire personally reconnoitred the clearing route and assisted materially with the evacuation of the wounded. His cheerfulness contributed largley in keeping up the spirits of his men under arduous and trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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