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John Edmund MARTIN

Regimental number513
Date of birth31 May 1878
Place of birthPenfield, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationMeter fitter
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMary Ann Martin, Gawler, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the 24th Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment..
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentArmourer Sergeant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1915
Discharge date22 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 29 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, arm and right chest), Adelaide, 22 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 February 1953
Age at death74
Place of burialHappy Valley RSL War Cemetery, Port Lincoln, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN John Edmund

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