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Dan Robert MARTIN

Regimental number6502
Place of birthMareeba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressIngham, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Condon, Ingham, Queensland
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(Hooge, 20 September 1917) Personal bravery and reliability in carrying important messages through heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 17 December 1917
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 2), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56
Medals

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE on 20th September, 1917, during the operations in GLENCORSE WOOD, Pte. MARTIN was much noted for his conduct throughout. He carried important messages through heavy artillery fire with courageous energy. When water was short he volunteered to go back for it through a heavy barrage. This keenness and reliability set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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