William James Martin

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Martin
Father's Name: 
James Martin
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, September 8, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
G Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 1, 1964
Details: 

William Martin (Service no 898) was born in Kent, England in1887.

At the time of enlistment William was single, 27 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Helensburgh, NSW.

He embarked on HMAT A19 - Afric with 1st Battalion, G Company on 18 October 1914. He arrived in Egypt in December 1914 and was sent to Gallipoli, Turkey.

William was wounded in action on 19 May 1915 during the Turkish attack on the ANZAC's.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to his head.  William was repatriated to Australia in January 1916 and medically discharged on 15 April 1916.

William died in 1964 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MARTIN W J

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