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39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Cerris
  • Planted By: Unknown
  • Plaque: 3928

Additional Info

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Martin Stephens, born in North Melbourne was a single engineer before he enlisted at the age of 20 on the 14th of January 1916. He was listed as a Private for the 29th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916.
On November 6th 1916 he was taken on strength to the 39th Battalion. On January 11th 1917 Martin was admitted to hospital in France. He was transferred to England and admitted to a London war hospital on February 16th with deafness in both ears. Martin returned to Australia per Hospital Transport Persic which left England on the 21st December 1917 and reached Melbourne on February 12th 1918. He was discharged as medically unfit on the 30th of March 1918.
Tree No: 3928

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour