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Walter Basil MARTIN

Regimental number2742
Place of birthLongreach near Marulan, Goulburn District, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBuccrabendinni Creek, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, C Martin, Bucrabendinni Creek, Bowraville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and 6th LH Regiment, Scone.
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialWandsworth Cemetery (Australian Section, Grave No. 21), London, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine MARTIN, Bowraville, New South Wales. Native of Longreach, Marulan, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2715 Corporal Kenneth Bertram MARTIN, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.

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