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William Charles MARTIN

Regimental number214
Place of birthSuffolk, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGolden Valley, Godfrey's Creek, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Martin, Hillside, Branthan, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Imperial Yeomanry, England; honourably discharged.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 3 October 1918
Discharge date3 February 1919 - Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Joined unit, Tel el Kebir, 15 January 1916. Attached for duty, Divisional Train, Serapeum, 19 February 1916; rejoined unit from detachment,13 March 1916

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.

Admitted to British Stationary Hospital, 15 April 1916; transferred to 9th Stationary Hospital, 16 April 1916 (venereal disease); discharged from hospital, 3 May 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 19 days.

Joined No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1916.

Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 2100 to 2125, 9 July 1916: admonished.

Found guilty, 27 August 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo: awarded 120 hours' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Found guilty, 6 October 1916, of overstaying leave from 11.30 pm, 5 October, to 1 am, 6 October 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

To detenion, 6 October 1916; rejoined unit, 12 October 1916.

On leave to England, 28 October 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 15 November 1916.

Found guilty, 5 April 1917, of neglect of duty in that he left his tent in an untidy condition: awarded 4 days' confined to camp.

Transferred to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 2 July 1917.

Taken on strength, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 22 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 28 February 1918; rejoined unit, 4 March 1918 (no details recorded).

Commenced return to Australia from France via Italy on board 'Port Sydney', 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; discharged, Sydney, 3 February 1919.

Total war service: four years 164 days (four years 49 days of which were spent abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsEmbarkation Roll incorrectly lists occupation as Butler.

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