Francis (Frank) MARTIN

MARTIN, Francis

Service Number: 3430
Enlisted: 30 July 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Highbray, Devon, England, 12 October 1880
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butler/Channeller
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys
Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moree ANZAC Centenary Memorial, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Luke's Church WW1 Honour Roll, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3430, 9th Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3430, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3430, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 56th Infantry Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3430, 56th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His three brothers also served, 417 Sergeant Gilbert Martin, 9th Battalion AIF, bomb wound to the leg at the Anzac Landing, returned to Australia wounded, 29 July 1915.

3431 Pte Percival Martin, 49th Battalion AIF, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.

PO/131S1 Pte Edward (Ned) Martin, Royal Marine Light Infantry, killed in action, (he went down on the on-board HMS 'Black Prince', Battle of Jutland) 31 May 1916.


Private Francis Martin was the son of George and Bessie Martin of Clopton St, Toowoomba, Queensland, Native of Devon, England