Lewis George Martin

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Lewis George Martin
Martin Lewis George.jpg
Western Mail 12 May 1916
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1888
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 16 Mar 1920
Place of Death Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 28 years, 8 months
Description 5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 146 lbs
66.224 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr George Kersley Martin
Military Information
Reg Number 24501
Date of Enlistment 3 Jan 1916
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation Divisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 2 / 3rd Division
Date of Embarkation 27 Jun 1916 ‒ 25 Aug 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A37 Barambah Melbourne to Plymouth
Date of Return 1 Jun 1919 ‒ 8 Jul 1919
Ship Returned On SS Somali
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial (North Panel)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

MARTIN George Kersey Lewis George Rosina sarah North.JPG
Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1888
Age at Death 32 years
Additional Names George Kersley Martin
Rosina Sarah Martin
Transcription In Loving Memory of George Kersley Martin. Died 12th June 1916 aged 56 years. Also his beloved wife Rosina Sarah Martin. Died 9th May 1921 aged 59 years. Also Lewis George Martin. Late A.I.F. Son of the above. Died 16th March 1920 aged 32 years. "Ever remembered".
Grave Details
Burial Date 16 March 1920
Row D
Grave 5
Location North

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1910 labourer at "Survey Camp" in Nelson State Electorate.

War Service

Was sent to the Broadmeadows camp in Victoria for training as an artilleryman, and there he was allocated to the 3rd Division Ammunition Column, 2nd Section on 29 May 1916. Three days later on 1 Jun 1916 he was appointed a Driver.

On arrival in England the unit spent another 3 months in training in the Larkhill district before moving to France on 24 Nov 1916.

On 23 Feb 1918 Lewis proceeded to the UK for leave, rejoining his unit on 12 Mar 1918. Almost a year later (16 - 30 Jan 1919) he was again granted leave in the UK. On his return from the second leave, he was detached to the Base Remount Unit at Le Havre from 19 - 23 Mar 1919, and almost immediately he returned to England. Lewis arrived back in Codford via Southampton on 3 Apr 1919 on his way home.

Lewis had defective hearing in his right ear caused by action near Ypres in Sep 1917, and on his return to Australia he was treated for hearing loss in his right ear and a sore toe (trodden on by a horse during service). He was discharged by the 5th Military District on 1 Sep 1919.

Post War

MARTIN.-On March 16, 1920. at Perth, Lewis George, beloved son of Mrs. Rosina Sarah Martin, of Kelmscott, brother of Mrs. F. W. Pickance, Olive, Gertrude, Herbert, William, George and Frank Martin of Kelmscott. Aged 32 years. Deeply regretted.[1]

Lewis had died in the Perth Public Hospital, but cause of death was not disclosed.[2]


  1. "Family Notices". Western Mail. XXXV, (1,786). Western Australia. 18 March 1920. p. 27. Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "HOSPITAL REPORTS". Sunday Times (Perth) (1159). Western Australia. 21 March 1920. p. 1 (First Section). Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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