Ernest Gordon Martin

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Ernest Gordon Martin
Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Aug 1917
Place of Birth 'Poplar', Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 24 May 2000, aged 82
Place of Death South Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 161lbs
73.028 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Income Tax Assessor
Religion Methodist
Address Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Mavis Jean Martin
Military Information
Reg Number W60006 & 436926
Date of Enlistment 2 Mar 1942 & 22 May 1923
Rank Lance Corporal & Warrant Officer
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion & No. 14 Aircrew Holding Unit RAF
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 Kelmscott, clerk.

On 27 Jul 1939 Ernest married Mavis Jean Buckingham (1919 - 2002) in Kelmscott. Mavis died in South Perth on 30 Jul 2002 aged 82.

War Service

Ernest's original attempt to enlist occurred on 2 Mar 1942 at Claremont, but the result was to defer his enlistment. Instead Ernest enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, so perhaps even at that point he had indicted a desire to join the RAAF. Ernest served with the VDC from 2 Mar 1942 until 22 Oct 1943. Along the way, on 15 Jan 1943 he was appointed Lance Corporal in 'D' Company.

Ernest joined the RAAF on /////////////, seeking to become a pilot.

Ernest was discharged on 8 Feb 1946.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1980 at 29 Carr street, South Perth, clerk


His brother Phillip Herbert Martin DFC & Bar served in the RAAF based in England.

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