Brigadier General Edward Fowell Martin

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Temporary Brigadier General, Temporary Colonel
Birth Date 22 August 1875
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Death Date 22 September 1950
Death Place Australia: Western Australia, Perth
Final Rank Brigadier General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1918-05-28
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-10-24
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-09-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 May 1918 on page 6202 at position 51
    Commonwealth Gazette
    24 October 1918 on page 2056 at position 164
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 255 at position 69
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1392 at position 144
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 June 1917 on page 5421 at position 113
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 October 1917 on page 2623 at position 167
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8827 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1655 at position 60
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Division
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 22 August 1875
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1898 Joined the Army Service Corps as a private.
Date commissioned 1903
Date promoted 01 August 1913 Promoted to major.
Other units 18 August 1914 Joined the Australian Naval and Military Expedistionary Force (AN&MEF) with the rank of major.
Date of embarkation 19 August 1914 Sailed for New Guinea on the HMAT Berrima.
Other 1914-09-14 - 1915-02-01 District Administrator after the German surrender.
Date returned to Australia 04 March 1915 AIF appointment terminated.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 07 May 1915 Appointed to the 17th Infantry Battalion with the rank of major.
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Date of embarkation 12 May 1915
Other 02 June 1915 Became Second in Command of the 17th Infantry Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 16 November 1915
Date promoted 19 April 1916 Appointed to command the 17th Infantry Battalion with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 16 August 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 18 September 1916
Date of honour or award 1917 Mention in Despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his performance at Pozieres.
Date of honour or award 1917 Mention in Despatches twice more.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 September 1917
Other 24 September 1917 Made a brevet lieutenant colonel in the AMF.
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 27 September 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 September 1917
Date of honour or award 1918 Made a COmpanion of St Michael and St George (CMG).
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 February 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 05 March 1918
Other units 1918-03-09 - 1918-05-03 Temporary command of the 7th Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 29 March 1918 Made a temporary colonel.
Other units 03 May 1918 Took over command of the 5th Infantry Brigade.
Date promoted 28 June 1918 Made a temporary brigadier general.
Date promoted 09 July 1918 Promoted to colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 January 1919
Date of honour or award 03 June 1919 Mention in Despatches three more times and made a Companion of the Bath (CB) for his part in the 1918 fighting.
Date of embarkation 12 July 1919 Embarked for Australia.
Date returned to Australia 26 August 1919 Arrived in Sydney.
Other 08 December 1919 AIF appointment terminated.
Other 1932 Appointed sergeant-at-armsof the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.
Other 1939 - 1945 Helped organise the Volunteer Defence Corps in Perth.
Date of death 22 September 1950