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ID number P00069.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Date made c April 1915
Physical description Black & white


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.