|Unit||21st Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Place||Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c April 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 1553 Private (Pte) James (Jim) Martin, 1st Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of ...
Studio portrait of 1553 Private (Pte) James (Jim) Martin, 1st Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of Hawthorn, Vic. Pte Martin was born at Tocumwal on 3 January 1901. He enlisted on 12 April 1915, aged 14 years and 3 months, perhaps the youngest soldier to serve in the Australian forces, and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Berrima on 28 June 1915. On 25 October 1915 he died of fever caught in the trenches of Gallipoli.