Reuben Vivian MARTIN


MARTIN, Reuben Vivian

Service Number: 2658
Enlisted: 1 April 1915, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Two Wells, South Australia, 4 October 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, 26th General Hospital, Etaples, France, 9 December 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot XX, Row F, Grave 3A, Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler Salvation Army Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2658, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
2 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2658, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2658, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2658, 50th Infantry Battalion
9 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2658, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reuben Vivian MARTIN was born at Two Wells, South Australia on 4th October, 1890

His parents were Edmund MARTIN & Mary Ann WADE

He married Elsie May VINALL on 20th February, 1915 in the Registry Office in Adelaide - one son Arthur Vivian born 1st May, 1915


Two of his brothers served in WW1

1. James Erl MARTIN (SN 5063) - returned to Australia in 1918

2. John Edmund MARTIN (SN 513) - returned to Australia in 1915