Edward Charles Martin

First Name: 
Edward
Middle Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Martin
Date of Birth: 
Friday, October 28, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Martin nee Kyling
Father's Name: 
Charles Martin
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, December 28, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
9th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, June 27, 1922
Details: 

Edward Martin (Service no 1595) was born in 1892 and lived in Wollongong, NSW.

At the time of enlistment in Townsville, Queensland, Edward was single, 22 years of age, employed as a labourer and had served 3 years with the Irish Rifles.

Edward embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on the HMAT A49 - Seang Choon with the 9th Battlion, 3rd Reinforcements on 13 February 1915.  He arrived in Gallipoli, Turkey on 26 May 1915 and served until he was evacuated to hospital suffering from influenza on 23 August 1915.  Edward returned to his Unit on 21 October 1915.

After the evacuation of Gallipoli, Turkey, Edward arrived in France on 3 April 1916 where he served until wounded in action on 23 July 1916.   He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his right hand.   Edward returned to duty in France on 5 December 1916.  

Edward was wounded a second time on 25 February 1917 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of gun shot wounds to his left leg and wrist.   Edward returned to duty on 20 August 1917.

While recovering from his wounds in 1917, he married Annie Burton in Cardiff, Wales on 2 June 1917.

Edward was admitted to hospital on 5 March 1918 with appendicitis.

Edward joined the 1st Machine Gun Battalion on 7 June 1918. 

Edward returned to Australia with his wife and  child in August 1919.  While on the trip home he got into trouble for being found in the womens area of the ship.  Edward was discharged on 19 December 1919.

He and Annie had 3 children before he died in 1922.

His brother Norman Martin (Service no 9912) also served and returned to Australia.

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