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Alfred Henry MARTIN

Regimental number20823
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressUrunga, Bellinger River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A H Martin, North Coast Company, Urunga, Bellinger River, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 33rd Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At IMBERFAYT FARM on the 13th October 1918, this man was with a Liaison Officer at an Infantry Battalion. The area was heavily shelled for a considerable period. Many American Infantry men were wounded. This man displayed great bravery and devotion in bringing in several wounded infantrymen and in dressing their wounds under fire, persisting in his task not withstanding the heavy fire and that in the earlier stages of the bombardment he had been blown into the mouth of a dugout by a shell and very badly shaken. His determination and gallantry were most commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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