Ernest Gordon Martin

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Ernest Gordon Martin
Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Aug 1917
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 24 May 2000, aged 82
Place of Death South Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 6 months
Address Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Mavis Jean Martin
Military Information
Reg Number W60006 & 436926
Date of Enlistment 2 Mar 1942 & 22 May 1923
Rank Lance Corporal & Warrant Officer
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion & No. 14 Aircrew Holding Unit
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 Kelmscott, clerk.

On 27 Jul 1940 Ernest married Mavis Jean Buckingham (1919 - 202) in Kelmscott. Mavis died in South Perth on 30 Jul 2002 aged 82.

War Service

Ernest's original enlistment was with the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, serving with them from 2 Mar 1942 until the day before he resigned in order to join the RAAF on 22 May 1943, seeking to become a pilot.

Ernest was discharged on 8 Feb 1946.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1980 at 29 Carr street, South Perth, clerk


His brother Phillip Herbert Martin DFC & Bar served in the RAAF based in England.

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