Frederick William MARTIN

Regimental number3183
Place of birthClemenston, Victoria
Place of birthSpring Mount, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address17 Fahey Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Theresa Martin, Fahey Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 11 months in the 45th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death19.11
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Theresa Martin, Graham Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria, and the late Michael J Martin
Family/military connectionsCousin: [200] 2nd Lt John Albert McINTYRE, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 20 March 1916 (aural treatment), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital (otitis media); discharged to unit, 26 March 1916.

Tranferred to 60th Bn, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Staging Post, 8 April 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, Ferry Post, 10 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1720509: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Statement, 3176 Corporal T.W. MARTIN, ex-58th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Quai), Havre), 24 December 1916: 'Stretcher-bearer Macdonell told me that he had brought in this man dead from No Man's Land and helped to bury him.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Frederick William
Red Cross File No 1720509