Martin Tansey

First Name: 
Martin
Last Name: 
Tansey
Mother's Name: 
Ellen Tansey nee OConnor
Father's Name: 
Martin Tansey
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, February 17, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Martin Tansey (Service No 5157) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1888.

At enlistment he was 27 years old, single and worked as a labourer. While he did not enlist as a Waratah he did join the march at Dapto, N.S.W., with 3 other men.

Martin embarked on HMAT A31 Ajana, with the 19th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, on 5th July 1916. He arrived in England on 31st August 1916 and joined the 19th Battalion in the field on 19th November 1916.

Martin was killed in action soon after, and has no known grave.

He is commemorated for his service on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TANSEY MARTIN

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