Ernest Ross MARTIN


MARTIN, Ernest Ross

Service Number: 759
Enlisted: 25 September 1914, Enlisted at Dalby, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gateshead-on-Tyne, England, 1888
Home Town: Rosalie Plains, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Raby Street Board School, Gateshead-on-Tyne, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1V, Row B, Grave 4 Headstone inscription reads: To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 759, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Dalby, QLD
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 759, 17th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 759, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 759, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred and Hannah Martion of Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD formerly of 'Alston', William Avenue,  Rosalie, QLD. Brother of Alfred Martin of QLD, Robert Martin, Henry Charles Martin who returned to Australia on 25 March 1919  having served with the 9th Battalion, William Ross Martin and Emily Edith Martin,

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Territorials in England

Comments from the Roll of Honour Circular;

His father died on the way to Australia and he was the oldest of seven children, two brothers married and one in the Imperial Forces.