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Born in Ballarat, John Martin was a single 18 year old hairdresser at the time of his enlistment on the 21st of January 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on the 10th of May 1915.
On the 20th of October 1916, John was awarded the Military Medal.
He was promoted to Corporal on the 4th of June 1918, and on the 9th of October 1918, John was appointed Lance Sergeant.
John returned to Australia on the 22nd of May 1919 and was discharged on the 21st of July 1919 and medically unfit.
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