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John Swanston MARTIN

Regimental number11586
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
SchoolAll Saints College, Bathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationL and E agent
Address'Clonard', Mowbray Road, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs G J Martin, 'Clonard', Mowbray Road, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis great grandfather Captain Swanston (Indian Army) sruveyed the first road from Baghdad to Constantiople in 1813.
FateKilled in Action 15 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 1), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Georgina Jessie MARTIN. Native of Forbes, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin to Brigadier General E F Martin CB DSO .

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