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ID number PR85/339
Title Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915)
Record type Collection
Item count 12
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
  • Reddoch, Frances Hope Logie (Maker)
  • Various (Maker)
Places made
  • At sea
  • Australia
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1920
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm; 1 oversized item
Note Open


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.


  • Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915)
  • Letters and certificates relating to James Martin, 1915

    Letters and certificates relating to the First World War service of Private 1553 James Martin, 21st Infantry Battalion. Believed to be the youngest Australian soldier killed in war, Martin has written several letters to his parents from training ...