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George Watson MARTIN

Regimental number3997
Place of birthMole Creek, Tasmania
SchoolMole Creek State School, Tasmania
AddressMole Creek, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Martin, Mole Creek, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 August 1916
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 2), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph John and Emma Francis MARTIN, Mole Creek, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 23 February 1916, and transferred to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 February 1916 (mumps); discharged, 29 March 1916.

Joined 4th Pioneer Bn, Serapeum, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Killed in action, 3 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Victor.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN George Watson

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