Letters and certificates relating to James Martin, 1915
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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 camps in Australia and from the trenches at Gallipoli . Also included are letters of condolence to his parents from a fellow 21st Battalion soldier, the legislative representative for his home district of Hawthorn, and the matron who cared for him until his death. Certificates of baptism and commemoration are also included.
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Gallipoli, 4 October 1915;