James Thomas MARTIN


MARTIN, James Thomas

Service Number: 8573696
Enlisted: 24 January 2011
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1 June 1991
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Killed by Afghan National Army soldier, Uruzgan Province, 29 August 2012, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Yungaburra Afghanistan Avenue of Honour
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Afghanistan Service

24 Jan 2011: Involvement Australian Army, Sapper, SN 8573696
24 Jan 2011: Enlisted Australian Army
29 Aug 2012: Involvement Australian Army, Sapper, SN 8573696, 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment

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Sapper Martin was born in Perth, Western Australia on 1 June 1991. He enlisted into the Australian Regular Army on 24 January 2011 and completed recruit training at the 1st Recruit Training Battalion in Wagga Wagga in April 2011, where he was allocated to the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers.

In May 2011, Sapper Martin attended the School of Military Engineering in Sydney and began his Initial Employment Training as a Combat Engineer. On completion of his Combat Engineer course in August 2011, he was posted to the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment in Brisbane.

On his arrival at the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, Sapper Martin became a member of the 7th Combat Engineer Squadron. He completed a number of additional courses including Combat Engineer High Threat Search, Communications and Weapon courses. Along with the rest of his Squadron, Sapper Martin Force Concentrated in Townsville with the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment in early 2012, in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan.

Source (www.defence.gov.au)