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ID number PR85/382
Title Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915
Record type Collection
Item count 2
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Martin, James Charles (Maker)
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made 1915
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Note Open


Letter dated 26 August 1915 written by Pte James Martin from Heliopolis, Egypt, to his parents in Australia. Private Martin is believed to be the youngest known Australian soldier to die during the First World War. Bereavement card sent to Martin's parents by Mr & Mrs Gibbons after Pte Martin's death.


  • Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915
  • Letter and card relating to James Martin, 1915

    Letter and card relating to the First World War service of Private 1553 James Martin, 21st Infantry Battalion. In the letter to his parents, Martin, writing from Heliopolis, reassures them that he is well and states that he is about to leave for ...