Francis MARTIN

Francis Martin Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Channeller
Enlisted
30-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
34
Status
Single
Service No
3430
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
20-July-1916
Place
Fromelles, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, Pas de Calais, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board.

 

Francis Martin transferred to the newly-raised 56th Battalion in Egypt in May 1916 and arrived in France in June. Three weeks later he was killed in action at Fromelles and was buried the same day. AIF casualties were 5,533 officers and men killed, the worst 24 hours in Australian military history.

 

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