REL/13269
ID number REL/13269
Title Victory Medal : Private James Martin, 21 Battalion, AIF
Collection Heraldry
Object type Medal
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1920
Physical description Bronze

Description

Victory Medal. Impressed reverese with recipient's details.

Summary

Associated with 1553 Private James Martin, 21 Battalion AIF. He enlisted at Hawthorn, Victoria, on 12 April 1915, aged fourteen. Served on Gallipoli, was evacuated suffering from enteric fever, and died of disease at sea on 25 October 1915. He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial and, at 14 years and 9 months, is said to have been the youngest member of the AIF to die in the First World War.