ID numberRCDIG0000970
TitleLetters and certificates relating to James Charles Martin, 1915
Collection numberPR85/339
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count8
Object type
  • Letters
  • Certificate
  • Hogan, Cecil Joseph
  • Martin, James Charles
  • Reddoch, Frances Hope Logie
Place made
  • At sea
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Seymour
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli)
Date made1915
Physical description12 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters 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.
This file contains:
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Broadmeadows, 26 May 1915;
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Seymour, 21 June 1915;
Letter from James Martin to his parents, Gallipoli, 4 October 1915;
Letter from Matron F. H. L. Reddoch to the mother of James Martin, at sea, S.S. Glenart Castle, 26 October 1915;
Letter from Lance Corporal Cecil Joseph Hogan to the mother of James Martin, ANZAC, Gallipoli, 5 November 1915;
Letter from Sir William Murray McPherson to the parents of James Martin, St. James Park, Hawthorn, 19 November 1915;
Commemorative certificate, [date unknown];
Certificate of baptism for James Martin, [date unknown].
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