Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1894
Lieu de naissance:
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Profession:
Miner
Religion:
Church of England

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
2449
Incorporation date:
22/07/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 60th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
15/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Remus Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
23

Cimetière

Aeroplane Cemetery
Parcelle: III
Rangée: C
Tombe: 40

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

James Martin, a former miner, was born in July 1894 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. On July 22, 1916 he enlisted in Melbourne and he embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on September 25, 1916, with the 5th reinforcement of the 60th Battalion, part of the 15th Australian Brigade of the 5th Australian Division.

The 15th Brigade was active near Westhoek in October 1917. The 60th Battalion was positioned near the front line on October 15. A daylight patrol from A Company, in conjunction with the 59th Battalion went out to locate the enemy. It advanced 100 yards (approximately 90 meter) when the enemy opened with machine-gun fire.

James, aged 23, was killed in action on October 15, 1917. Private Martin was initially buried where he fell, west of Remus Wood (28.D.28.c.90.20). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in Aeroplane Cemetery, Plot III, Row C, Grave 40.

Sources 4

15th Brigade Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/15/20).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
Sources utilisées
60th Battalion Australian Infantry (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/77/21).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
Sources utilisées
First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920 (National Archives of Australia, Canberra (NAA), B2455).
https://www.naa.gov.au/
Sources utilisées
Unit embarkation nominal rolls, 1914-18 War (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM8).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
Sources utilisées

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