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Horace Clive MARTYN

Regimental number852
Other NamesMARTYR
ReligionChurch of England
Address32 Courtney Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Martyn, 32 Courtney Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: "Undated"

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous bravery on the 26th April, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), when he went out and carried a wounded man over 50 yars of open ground, swept by a heavy shell and rifle fire, to shelter. He exhibited great courage and coolness, and gave a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8855
Date: 6 September 1915

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