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Roderick William MARTIN

Regimental number3416
Date of birth3 October 1898
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
OccupationBoot clicker
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinFather, R W Martin, 9 Dickens Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name two spellings Roderick and Roderic
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918.

Embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; missed train, Genoa, 9 February 1918; embarked Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England (date not recorded); marched in to 10th Training Bn, Sutton Mandeville, 6 March 1918.

Marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 30 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 July 1918; taken on strength, 38th Bn, in the field, 6 July 1918.

Found guilty, 20 November 1918, of failing to appear at the place of parade appointed by his CO: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 2 December 1918, of failing to appear at the place of parade appointed by his CO, in that he did not attend the 8.45 am parade: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 11 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 0730, 1 January, till reporting back at 1300, 3 January 1919: awarded forfeiture of 6 days' pay; total forfeiture: 9 days' pay.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 March 1919 (ulcer), and transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 16 March 1919 (not yet diagnosed); to England, 19 March 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 20 March 1919 (venereal disease); discharged, 17 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 34 days.

Marched in to No 3 Group, Codford, 17 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandia', 11 May 1919; admitted to Ship's Isolation Hospital, at sea, 20 May 1919; discharged from Ship's Hospital, 29 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease, gonorrhoea: 10 days; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Roderick William

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