Emmanuel Martin

Name   Emmanuel Martin

Number    Private 6671

Battalion      5th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Inverloch

Next of Kin   His father John Martin of Tarwin Lower

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 19/9/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years 4 months, 5’5 ½ ”, 129 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action in Belgium on 20/9/1917

Location of memorial

He was buried in the vicinity of Zillibeke Farm and later moved to Hooge Crater Cemetery 2 miles due east of Ypres.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

Associated with Inverloch and Tarwin Lower 

Military History

  • 19/9/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 2/6/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Nestor
  • 16/11/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • 21/11/16 He marched to Fovant
  • 26/11/16 He was ill in hospital in Fovant
  • 7/12/16 He was discharged from hospital
  • 6/1/17 He was ill at Bulford Hospital
  • He was in training station at Larkhill and absents himself from parade on 19/1/17
  • He was sick in Fargo hospital until 3/4/17
  • 3/5/17 He went to France via Folkestone
  • 7/5/17 He rejoined his unit
  • 4/6/17 He went to hospital with enlarged tonsils to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital Doullens
  • 23/6/17 He went to the 1st AGH Rouen with tonsillitis
  • 6/7/17 He was in camp
  • 27/8/17 He went back in action
  • 20/9/17 He was killed in field in Belgium Buried in vicinity of Zillibeke farm later re buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery 2 miles due east of Ypres
  • There were letters about his pay, His uncle is also Emanuel and his brother is John
  • His medals went to John Martin

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