Martin, James Charles (Private, b.1901 - d.1915

Unit 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo, Heliopolis
Accession Number PR85/382
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Martin, James Charles
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be accessed via the Memorial's Reading Room. AWM315 749/044/038
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

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.