ID numberRCDIG0000925
TitleLetter and bible relating to James Martin, 1914-1915
Collection numberPR83/061
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count2
Object type
  • Letters
  • Book
Maker
  • British and Foreign Bible Society
  • Martin, James Charles
Place made
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made1914-1915
Physical description6 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetter and bible relating to the First World War service of 1553 Private James Martin, 21st Infantry Battalion. In a letter to his parents, Martin, describes the poor weather of the Gallipoli peninsula at the time and receiving food parcels from home. He also mentions the surrender of a Turkish officer and reports of German officers treating Turkish troops harshly, to the point of starvation. This poor treatment is mentioned in several other Australian accounts of the Gallipoli campaign. Also included is Martin's copy of the New Testament presented by the British and Foreign Bible Society of Victoria. He is believed to be the youngest Australian soldier to have been killed in war.
This file contains:
New Testament belonging to James Martin, 1914;
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Gallipoli, 9 October [1915].
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