Lewis George Martin
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Western Mail 12 May 1916
|Date of Birth||1888|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Death||16 Mar 1920|
|Place of Death||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||28 years, 8 months|
5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 146 lbs|
66.224 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr George Kersley Martin|
|Date of Enlistment||3 Jan 1916|
|Unit/Formation||Divisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 2 / 3rd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||27 Jun 1916 ‒ 25 Aug 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A37 Barambah Melbourne to Plymouth|
|Date of Return||1 Jun 1919 ‒ 8 Jul 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Somali|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
|Monument||Kelmscott War Memorial (North Panel)|
British War Medal |
|Date of Birth||1888|
|Age at Death||32 years|
George Kersley Martin |
Rosina Sarah Martin
|Transcription||In Loving Memory of George Kersley Martin. Died: 12 June 1916. Age 56 Years. Also his beloved wife Rosina Sarah Martin. Died: 9 September 1921. Age: 59 Years. Lewis George Martin late AIF son of the above. Died: 16 March 1920. Age:32 Years. Ever remembered.|
|Burial Date||16 March 1920|
Electoral Roll entry: 1910 labourer at "Survey Camp" in Nelson State Electorate.
Was sent to the Broadmeadows camp in Victoria for training as an artilleryman, and there he was allocated to the 3rd Division Ammunition Column, 2nd Section on 29 May 1916. Three days later on 1 Jun 1916 he was appointed a Driver.
On arrival in England the unit spent another 3 months in training in the Larkhill district before moving to France on 24 Nov 1916.
On 23 Feb 1918 Lewis proceeded to the UK for leave, rejoining his unit on 12 Mar 1918. Almost a year later (16 - 30 Jan 1919) he again was granted leave in the UK. On his return from the second leave, he was detached to the Base Remount Unit at Le Havre from 19 - 23 Mar 1919.
Arrived back in Codford via Southampton on 3 Apr 1919 on his way home.
Had defective hearing in right ear caused by action near Ypres in Sep 1917, and on his return to Australia was treated for hearing loss in right ear and sore toe (trodden on by a horse during service). Discharged by the 5th Military District on 1 Sep 1919.
MARTIN.-On March 16, 1920. at Perth, Lewis George, beloved son of Mrs. Rosina Sarah Martin, of Kelmscott, brother of Mrs. F. W. Pickance, Olive, Gertrude, Herbert, William, George and Frank Martin of Kelmscott. Aged 32 years. Deeply regretted.
Lewis had died in the Perth Public Hospital, but cause of death was not disclosed.
- "Family Notices". Western Mail. XXXV, (1,786). Western Australia. 18 March 1920. p. 27. Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
- "HOSPITAL REPORTS". Sunday Times (Perth) (1159). Western Australia. 21 March 1920. p. 1 (First Section). Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.