|Place of birth||South Grafton, New South Wales|
|School||Hillgrove Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||Hillgrove, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Champion Martin, Elsmere Street, Hillgrove, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 13th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (1894 Class, certificate obtained and presented).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Joseph Champion and Mary Jane MARTIN, Taylor Street, Armidale, New South Wales. Native of South Grafton, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Found guilty, 24 March 1916, of being absent without leave from 1500 hours until Tattoo, 23 March 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks and fined 6 days' pay and 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of wounded, now, 22 August 1916, to be reported as 'Wounded and Missing, 20 July 1916'.
Previous report of wounded and missing, now, 1 December 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on B.103: 'Buried in vicinity of Fleurbaix, Sh.36 N.W.'
Statement on Red Cross File No 1720704, 2294 Pte J. CALDWELL, A Company, 31st Bn, 16 May 1917: 'On the 19th July he [MARTIN] and 5 others were killed by a pigeon bomb. I saw his dead body at Fleurbaix ... I know nothing of his burial.'
Second statement, 2151 Pte W. MADIGAN, 31st Bn (patient, 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 9 November 1916: 'On the 19th July at Fleurbaix, Informant saw Martin hit in the shoulder by shrapnel while in the front line of trenches. Martin lay down and Informant did not see him again.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MARTIN Joseph Archibald Lorraine
Red Cross file 1720704