Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915)

Accession Number PR85/339
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm; 1 oversized item
Object type Letter
Maker Reddoch, Frances Hope Logie
Place made At sea, Australia, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1920
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/017/025
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Three original letters handwritten by Private James Martin 21st Battalion, to his family from camp in Victoria, and later during service on Gallipoli. Also includes three letters of condolence to his family following his death (one from the Matron on board HM Hospital Ship Glenart Castle, Matron Frances Hope Logie Reddoch, QAIMNS), a Commemorative Scroll, a Certificate of Baptism and four newspaper clippings. Pte James Martin was the youngest Australian soldier to become a casualty on Gallipoli, dying of enteric fever at age 14 years, seven months.