REL28919.001
ID number REL28919.001
Title 1914-1915 Star : Private J Martin, 21 Battalion, AIF
Collection Heraldry
Object type Medal
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1920
Physical description Bronze

Description

1914-15 Star. Impressed reverse 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.