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David Stacey A MARTIN

Regimental number933
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address47 Chapel Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, David Martin, 47 Chapel Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date2 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In command of a machine gun company. This officer carried out a careful reconnaissance under fire, getting his guns well placed to meet the enemy attack, the result being that the fire of his guns was most effective, and achieved with very small casualties to his own men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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