Herbert (Bert) Martin
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||19 Jul 1885|
|Place of Birth||Lyon Mill, Western Australia|
|Death||15 Jun 1963, aged 77|
|Place of Death||Mandurah, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||56 years, 8 months|
5'4¾" (1.65m) tall ; 116lbs|
52.617 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; grey hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Ruby Alice Martin|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Herbert married Ruby Alice Lockhart (1892 - 1972) on 22 Oct 1913 in Gosnells. Ruby died in Perth on 6 Oct 1972. They had three children: Juanita Daphne Martin (1914 - 1986); Ernest Gordon Martin (1917 - 2000); and Phillip Herbert Martin DFC & Bar (1923 - 2010).
Electoral Roll entries: 1910 - 1943 at Kelmscott, orchardist.
On 22 Mar 1942 in Armadale, Bert enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 30 Jul 1944 Bert was discharged at his own request.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Kelmscott, orchardist; 1954 - 1958 at 17 Pinjarra road, Mandurah, retired.