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Timothy MARTIN

Regimental number7525.
Place of birthAthlone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
AddressPost Office, Condobolin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 9"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs V Cavitt, 13 Robert Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1917
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 July 1918
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
30
Other details

Enlisted 1915; discharged from 12the Reinforcement, 4th Bn, 5 January 1916: 'services no longer required'. Absent without leave, 20 November-17 December 1915: 27 days. Lance Corporal L. Mutton, Military Police, stated, 15 December 1915: 'I beg to report that I was sent to No 4 Police Station to escort the above to barracks which I did and handed him over to the guard at the Provost Gaol. The accused said he was suffering from a venereal disease.' Re-enlisted, 29 April 1917.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917. Marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington, 20 July 1917. Admitted to No 1 Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 25 October 1917 (injured ankle); marched in to No 1 Command Depot, 28 November 1917; to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 December 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, 3 January 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 January 1918; taken on strength, 1st Bn, 31 January 1918.

Found guilty, 25 April 1918, of when on Active Service being absent without leave from 23/4/18 9 pm until apprehended at 10 am, 24/4/18: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 9 days' pay. To Field Punishment Compound, 4 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 3 July 1918.

Killed in action, France, 9 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN Timothy

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