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Thomas John MARTIN

Regimental number3869
Place of birthCooktown Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressHillside, Cooktown, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Martin, Hillside, Cooktown, Queensland
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
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Medals

Military Medal

'All of these men [4628 J.A. MUNDT, 3869 T.J. MARTIN, 3451 F.M. PEARSON] were Headquarters runners. They all did exceptional work under most trying circumstances during operations from 7th to 9th of June, acting as runners and guides through very heavy shelling over great distances with rare courage eagerness and cheerfulness. When all other communications were cut and enemy fire was exceptionally heavy it was through the work of these men that communications between front line, Battalion Headquarters and back to Brigade Headquarters were maintained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2665 Pte William George MARTIN, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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