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Maxwell Lewis MARTIN

Regimental number414
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrown Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinStep-Father, Richard Dillon Mannsell, Brown Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'During our attack on GIRD TRENCH, in the vicinity of FLERS, on 14th November, 1916, these men [MARTIN and 1097 W.G. COOK], while acting as linesmen, did continual good work, going out many times through a heavy enemy barrage effecting repairs to our Signal lines, which were frequently cut by hostile artillery fire. It was largely due to their work that communications wsere so excellently maintained between the newly occupied front line and the forward Battalion Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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