Letter and bible relating to James Martin, 1914-1915

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number RCDIG0000925
Collection number PR83/061
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 2
Object type Letter, Book
Physical description 6 Image/s captured
Maker British and Foreign Bible Society
Martin, James Charles
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Letter and bible relating to the First World War service of 1553 Private James Martin, 21st Infantry Battalion. In a letter to his parents, Martin, describes the poor weather of the Gallipoli peninsula at the time and receiving food parcels from home. He also mentions the surrender of a Turkish officer and reports of German officers treating Turkish troops harshly, to the point of starvation. This poor treatment is mentioned in several other Australian accounts of the Gallipoli campaign. Also included is Martin's copy of the New Testament presented by the British and Foreign Bible Society of Victoria. He is believed to be the youngest Australian soldier to have been killed in war.
This file contains:
New Testament belonging to James Martin, 1914;
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Gallipoli, 9 October [1915].