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William Clarence MARTIN

Regimental number1340
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressKelmscott, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Kenely Martin, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 29 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He was in charge of a section of the brigade scouts acting ahead of the brigade on its advance from Jisr ed Damie to Es Salt on 20 April, 1918. He and one member of his section advanced to within 25 yards of an enemy observation post, unobserved, and captured two of the enemy and killed the remaining enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 27-28 September, 1918. When the regiment forced the crossing across the river Jordan in the face of heavy machine gun and rifle fire, this non-commissioned officer, after his troop leader was wounded, assumed command and gallantly pushed on against the enemy's position, which resulted in the capture of fifty prisoners and two machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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