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Remembered on the GWF 5/5/2007


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Remembered today (5/5/2007) on the Great War Forum:

Cyril Everard MARTIN, 15794, 14th Field Ambulance, AAMC

KIA 5/5/1917 at Bullecourt, and buried in the Queant Rd Cemetery, Buissy.

Cyril was born in Glebe, NSW in 1898, the son of Rev. William & Muriella Jospephine MARTIN. He attended school in Sydney, and went on to become a Clerk before he enlisted in the AIF.

He initially enlisted on the 28/10/15, giving his age as 18 years, 10 months – he was in fact only 17. He was a member of the Provost Staff for 6 weeks, and then was discharged 14/12/15 as his services were no longer required.

Cyril re-enlisted the following day 15/12/15, giving his age as 18 years, 6 months.

He embarked for Egypt on the 20/5/1916 on the A63 ‘Karoola’ with No. 2 Section, Sea Transport Staff. From here, he boarded the ‘Clan McGillivray’ 14/8/16, returning to Australia as part of the Nursing Staff. Re-embarking once more from Australia 30/9/1916 on the ‘Aeneas’, he landed at Plymouth 19/11/16.

Cyril eventually made it to France at the end of November, and was taken on strength with the 14th Field Ambulance on the 10/12/1916. He died whilst stretcher bearing during the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt, and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Queant Rd Cemetery. His name & details are listed on a Special Collective Cross in the cemetery.

Another life lost too young.

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