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Roy Leslie MARTIN

Regimental number1584
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDairy Arm, Lagoona, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Smith, Dairy Arm, Lagoona, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mary Jane SMITH (Formerly MARTIN), Dairy Arm, Laguna, New South Wales, and the late John Francis MARTIN. Native of Milong, Young
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Taken on strength of C Company, 30th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 February 1916.

Found guilty, 1 March 1916, of being dirty on parade: awarded 3 days' Punishment Drill.

Found guilty, 2 March 1916, of being absent from Defaulter's Parade: awarded 2 days' Punishment Drill.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently 77 Watkin Street, Newtown, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Roy Leslie
Red Cross file 1720908

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