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Martin, Frederick Ernest (3324)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 18 years

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 29 May 1917 – Port Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3324            view online service record

271 Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Louisa Martin (mother)
271 Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 4 August 1917
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

RTA: Saturday, 6 September 1919
Discharged: Wednesday, 19 November 1919

Brothers: Charles Henry Martin and Leonard George Martin

Fred was a member of the Mutual Help Lodge.


1918 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 February, p. 3. , viewed 31 Jan 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 31, 2016 4.16 pm 0Likes

    Second World War service :

    Born 29 May, 1899, enlisted 27 March, 1942, served V364166, Sergeant, 3 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, locality on enlistment Blackburn, Attested Ringwood, NOK N MARTIN. Discharged 1 October, 1945

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 31, 2016 9.05 am 0Likes

    “Air Mechanic F. E. Martin, of the 4th Sqn., Aust. Flying Corps, had his Christmas dinner in Cologne, in Germany, in great -style, with Germans in dress suits as waiters, and a German orchestra playing during the meal “The national Anthem of Britain” and “Rule Britannia.’ Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920) 22 March, 1919 p 4

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 31, 2016 10.42 am 0Likes

    ELECTRIC SPARKS (1919, June 28). Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), p. 3. Retrieved October 31, 2016, from

    “Air Mechanic F. B. Martin, a member of the Mutual Help Lodge of Good Templars, was expected home by the Kaisar-i-Hind, with the Australian Flying Corps, but a day or two before the ship left, he decided to accept an offer of six months’ training in a school for aeroplane mechanics, and will not now return until early next year”.

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