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Horace Clive MARTYN

Regimental number852
Other NamesMARTYR
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
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)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "Undated"

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Medals

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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