John Lesley MARTIN

MARTIN, John Lesley

Service Number: 1096
Enlisted: 1 October 1914, Enlisted at Eaglehawk
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 19 December 1891
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Eaglehawk State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen and pneumonia, 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt, 23 May 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row F, Grave 248 Chaplain R. Finnigan officiated Commemorated in the Eaglehawk Cemetery, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

1 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1096, Enlisted at Eaglehawk
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 1096, 5th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orvieto embarkation_ship_number: A3 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 1096, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1096, Gunshot wound to the groin
25 Jan 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Camel Corps, At Serapeum. Transferred from the 5th Battalion to the 1st ANZAC Battalion, Australian Imperial Camel Corps
24 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, Camel Corps, In the field
19 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, 1096, Camel Corps, Wounds to the abdomen
23 May 1917: Involvement Trooper, 1096, 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1096 awm_unit: 1 Battalion Imperial Camel Corps awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1917-05-23

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Alfred Martin and Eliza Martin of Panton Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal