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William J R MARTIN

Regimental number1615
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address35a Russell Street, off Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Martin, 27 Crowther Street, off Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 2 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name is James
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Mary MARTIN, Morringe Avenue, Plympton, South Australia. Full Name WILLIAM JAMES PETERS MARTIN. Native of Gawler
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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