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Robert MARTIN

Regimental number622
Place of birthWalker upon Tyne, England
SchoolArmstrongs School, Elswick Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address74 Windsor Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinRita Martin, Wingfield Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Northumberland Royal Engineers Volunteers.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTook a very great interest in soldering and his country. He was an excellent marksman at one time and was keenly interested in all branches of sport. He was accidentally killed in Egypt.
FateDied as a result of accident 26 February 1915
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 164), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Margaret Ann MARTIN. Native of Walker-on-Tyne, England

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