John Leo MARTIN

MARTIN, John Leo

Service Number: SX13843
Enlisted: 26 July 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crystal Brook, SA, 26 December 1913
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Crystal Brook Public School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Crystal Brook District WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

26 Jul 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX13843, 2nd/24th Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Adelaide, SA
19 Feb 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Private John Leo Martin, 2/24th AIF of Crystal Brook. Age 29, Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick F Martin of Main St Crystal Brook. Educated at Crystal Brook Public School. Was a member of Port Pirie Cycling Club, and won many trophies. In civil life he was employed by the BH Pty of Whyalla. Enlisted in 2nd AIF in July 1941. He had been on active service in the Middle East and wounded at battle of El Alamein. Returned to Australia in February 1943.

Information supplied by The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War.

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