George Henry MARTIN

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MARTIN, George Henry

Service Number: 176
Enlisted: 27 March 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
Born: Edmonton, England, 10 January 1888
Home Town: Magill, Campbelltown, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Killed in action, France, 7 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
4 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 176, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, Battle for Pozières
4 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 176, 1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, HMAT Port Macquarie, Melbourne
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 176, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE GUNNER G. H. MARTIN.

Mrs. G. H. Martin, of Jackson-street, Magill, has been advised that her husband, Gunner G. H. Martin, was killed in action in France on August 7. He sailed from Melbourne for Egypt in June, 1915, and had been at the front in France since April last. He also served ten months in the Naval Bridging Train before joining the artillery. He was born in Edmonton, England, and lived in Magill for about five years. He was in his 28th year." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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