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Harold Benjamin MARTINELLI

Regimental number4546
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolKangaroo Flat State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressGolden Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martinelli, Golden Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 February 1918
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLa Plus douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Minnie MARTINELLI, 74 Wolseley Parade, Kensington, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin Francis Linquirana enlisted at Warnambool, killed in France about Nov or Dec 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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