Hillgrove Private J A L Martin Photograph

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Joseph Archibald Lorraine Martin born in South Grafton attended Hillgrove Public School. A Methodist grocer, he enlisted at Armidale as a private on 27 October 1915 in the 31st Battalion. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A70 Ballarat. Aged 22 years, he was killed in action on 20 July 1916 at Fleurbaix, France. There is no known grave but he is commemorated on the Australian Cemetery Memorial at Fromelles in France. At the time of his death, his parents Joseph Champion and Mary Jane Martin lived at Taylor Street, Armidale. The father J C Martin was a former Alderman and Mayor of Hillgrove.


Pte. J. A. L. Martin,
Killed in Action in France.
Presented to his Parents by his Late Employer and Fellow Employers.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Private J A L Martin World War 1 KIA 20.7.1916 2058 AIF 31st Battalion Fleurbaix, France view
16 Stella Street
Hillgrove NSW 2350
Location/surrounding area
Hillgrove Presbyterian Church
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
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