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Regimental number3349
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolMt Pleasant State School, VIC and Working Men's College, Melbourne, Victoria
AddressClifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Gentles, 124 Humffray Street South, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with the Cadets.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was an enthusiastic soldier and enlisted on reaching the age of 18 years. He was an amateur musician of great ability also a very promising baritone singer.
FateDied of wounds 11 February 1917
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death19.10
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Margaret GENTLES (Formerly MARTIN), 124 Humffray Street South, Ballarat East, Victoria, and the late James MARTIN

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