Studio portrait of 4257 Private John Herbert Martin, 5th Infantry Battalion of Hawthorn, ...

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05248.079
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 4257 Private John Herbert Martin, 5th Infantry Battalion of Hawthorn, Victoria. A teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Demosthenes (A64) on 29 December 1915. On 2 March 1917, aged 26, he was killed in action at Ligny-Thilloy near Bapaume, France. He is buried in the Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, France..