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Archibald Farquhar MARTIN

Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, North Sydney, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia2
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMerchant
Address306 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Geo. Martin, 306 Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service13th BtyAFA; Served in New South Wales Lancers as Sergeant.
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled in action while commanding 41st Battery Australian Field artillery in Battle before Dernancourt 5th April 1918. He was dressing the wounds of another officer of the Battery when an enemy shell exploded at their feet killing both instantly.
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernancourt, France
Age at death29
Place of burialFrenchencourt Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary MARTIN, 27 Eltham Avenue, Darling Point, Sydney. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand

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