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Martin Jacob ANDREA

Regimental number7456
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Colquhoun, Hightville, MacGregor, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1917
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialToowong Cemetery (10.44.12), Brisbane, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christian Andrew ANDREA and Agnes COLQUHOUN
Discharge date26 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 11 August 1917 (mumps); discharged from ship's hospital, 15 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 31 August 1917.

Marched in to 13th Training Bn, 4 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, in the field, 17 December 1917.

Marched in to Base Depot, Rouelles, 22 March 1918.

Transferred to England for discharge, 31 March 1918 (defective intelligence and vision).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika' 12 May 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane (defective vision); discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 26 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, 26 May 1920, at 17th Australian General Hospital, Enoggera: (1) imbecility; (2) asthenia; (3) heart failure.
Date of death26 May 1920
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDREA Martin Jacob

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