ECKERT, Martin

Service Number: 1112
Enlisted: 24 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Armidale, NSW, 5 January 1882
Home Town: Barraba, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 21 July 1917, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium
B 9, Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barraba War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1112, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1112, 33rd Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1112, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles and Mary ECKERT.  Husband of Mary A ECKERT of Cherry Street, Barraba NSW


BARRABA, Thusday:

Father Collander received a cable yesterday that Private Martin Eckert, a leading townsman, had been killed in action in France, on July 15.  He leaves a widow and three children.  The cabe was received during the funeral of Mrs. Eckert's father.  Private Eckert, who enlisted about twelve months ago, was the eldest son of Charles Eckert, of Ironbark.  His father and brother were at the funeral when the news was received.  Quite a gloom was cast over the town, when the news was received.  The business places have been draped in mourning.