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Charles George MARTYN

Regimental number5959
Place of birthThargomindah, Queensland
SchoolGoombungee State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGoombungee via Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Sarah Martyn, Goombungee via Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of approximately 400 Aborigines who served in the AIF. (Ken Inglis. 'Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape', 1998)
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Rose MARTYN, Goombungee, Queensland. Native of Toowoomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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