Albert Martin

First Name: 
Albert
Last Name: 
Martin
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
3rd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Details: 

Albert Martin (Service no 1425) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1889.  At the time of enlistment Albert was married, 27 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Corrimal, NSW.

In 1910, Albert had married Elsie Stephens in Wollongong, NSW.

Albert embarked on HMAT A38 - Ulysses with the Mining Corps Reinforcement 1 on 20 February 1916.  He arrived in France on 5 May 1916 and was posted to the 3rd Tunnelling Company. 

Albert was wounded in action on 18 August 1917 but remained on duty.  On 27 January 1918 he was wounded again but remained on duty.

On 15 April 1918 he was wounded again and evacuated to hospital for treatment from injuries sustained during a gas attack.

Albert was returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged on 28 July 1919.

He is remembered on the Corrimal Public School Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MARTIN A

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