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Alexander Allan MARTIN

Regimental number1789
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
Other NamesAlexander Alan
ReligionChurch of England
Address39 Junction Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 11"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B. Martin, 39 Junction Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAberdeen Rifles (3 years)
Enlistment date15 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6368
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 January 1916
Family/military connectionsEnlisted for second period of service, see 6368 Private Alexander Allan MARTIN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength of 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Mudros, 29 July 1915 (diarrhoea); disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 10 August 1915 (lumbago); to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 10 August 1915 (enteric).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 September 1915; disembarked, 21 September 1915; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: entro-colitis and sciatica), 12 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 July 1939
Age at death60
Place of burialKincumber Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Alexander Allan

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