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Gus Martin


58th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss A. Carnegie
  • Plaque: 370

Additional Info

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Gus Martin was born in Ballarat and was a Barman by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement on 16 January 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915. In February 1916 he was transferred briefly to the 60th Battalion then to the 58th Battalion which he joined in France in June. In December of 1916 he was hospitalised in France, then transferred to hospital in England, suffering from Trench Feet. He rejoined his battalion in France in June 1917 and served out the remainder of the war without significant injury or illness. He returned home on the Kashmir and disembarked at Melbourne on April 30th 1919.
Tree No. 370

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour