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Martin, Wilfred (686)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne

Age: 22 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 20 August 1914 – Albert Park, VIC

Service Number: 686            view online service record

11 Foote Street
Albert Park, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Martin (brother)
Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Wednesday, 25 August 1915
Discharged: Monday, 24 July 1916

Wilfred worked at Swallow & Ariell as did his brother, George. He also worked at J Kitchen & Sons and the Melbourne Glass Bottle Co in Spotswood.

He was wounded at the Dardanelles as was a childhood friend from Albert Park, Thomas Herbert Sandford.

An older brother J Leonard Martin also served overseas during WWI.

1915 ‘Two Soldier-Mates Fall.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 May, p. 2, viewed 30 April, 2015,

1917 ‘NOTT-STREET BAZAAR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 June, p. 4. , viewed 19 Dec 2018,

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