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Allan MARTIN

Place of birthKadina South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
Address10 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William Martin, 104 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'He was in command of a battery during the operations against Le Vergieur, north west of St. Quentin, and the Hindenburg outpost line to the east thereof, on 18th September 1918. He took his battery forward with the troops detailed for the capture of the Brown line, and on arrival there he at once got them into action. He personally supervised the dispostion of his mortars in pairs over the whole brigade front during these operations. Subsequently, he again took forward six of his mortars in the attack of the Red line, and personally supervised their disposition on arrival there, finally he assisted in the capture of the Hindenburg outpost system. He did exceptionally good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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