Martin, Private Alfred (1253)

No 1 Sqn AFC

Alfred Martin came from Narrabri, NSW (though some documents have him born in Moree), and was 32 and a Motor Driver living in Moree when he enlisted in the Reinforcements to the 1st Light Horse in Liverpool on 17 June 1915. He left Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September.
While serving with the 1st Light Horse during the Palestine Campaign he was hospitalised with minor ailments on a number of occasions as well as for bouts of malaria and a broken arm. In June 1918 he was attached to No 1 Sqn AFC, where he dislocated his elbow soon after arrival. In mid-October he became ill with influenza and was sent to hospital.

He died from pneumonia at the 14th Australian General Hospital on 4 November 1918.

Pte A Martin is buried in Grave H 4 at Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. He is commemorated at the Moree War Memorial Hall.

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