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Regimental number2949
Place of birthAvoca, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Martin, 13 Church Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Helen MARTIN. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date3 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 November 1917; disembarked, 4 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), 3 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 February 1935
Age at death68
Place of burialKatoomba Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Jack

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