British War Medal 1914-20 : Private J Martin, 21 Battalion, AIF
ID numberREL28919.002
Collection typeHeraldry
TitleBritish War Medal 1914-20 : Private J Martin, 21 Battalion, AIF
Object typeMedal
MakerUnknown
Place madeUnited Kingdom
Date madec 1920
Physical descriptionSilver
DescriptionBritish War Medal 1914-20. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.
SummaryAssociated 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.