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Ernest Ross MARTIN

Regimental number759
Place of birthGateshead-on-Tyne, England
SchoolRaby St Board School, Gateshead-on-Tyne, England
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Martin, Alston, William Street, Rosalie, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis father died on the way to Australia and he was the oldest of seven children, two brothers married and one in the Imperial Forces.
FateKilled in Action 24 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Hannah MARTIN, Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Queensland. Native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
Family/military connectionsThree brothers served and a cousin in the navy.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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