Martin, John Robert (Private, b.1876 - d.1954)

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Dorset, Weymouth
Accession Number PR04732
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Documents, Unknown
Maker Martin, John Robert
Date made 1914-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 868 Private John Robert Martin 29 Battalion. (1) Handwritten Recipe Book. The back page bears the stamp Army School of Cookery, Weymouth, inspected 7/10/17. (2) Certificate of Discharge. (3) Copy plus enlargement of AWM photo P01630.001, of recruits from Eaglehawk, Victoria, which includes Private J R Martin.

History / Summary

868 Private John Robert Martin enlisted in Victoria on 15 July 1915. He was a miner by trade and had also worked as a blacksmith. He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius on 10 November 1915 with 29 Infantry Battalion. He disembarked at Suez in December 1915. The following June, suffering from corns, he was transferred to 3 AGH, then onto the hospital ship Galeka on 7 July 1915. On arrival in England, Martin was treated for rheumaticism at Wandsworth and Harefield. He attended the School of Cookery from 17 June 1917. Still medically unfit, Martin embarked on A.34 on 21 December 1917. On arrival in Australia, he was discharged.