• Albert Stanley Martens

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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    Unknown
  • Birth

    Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia

Stories and comments
    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Friday, 17 January 2020

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Tue 13 Nov 1917 Page 6 PIALBA. (From Our Own Correspondent.) November 9. Councillor W. Whitaker, chairman Pialba Send-off and Reception Committee, presided over a very large attendance at the Public Hall on Thursday night, when the residents of the district assembled to co honor to Private A. Martens. The ladies had the tables nicely decorated. The loyal toast was musically observed, and the usual toast list enthusiastically honored, Messrs. Whitaker, Councillor Micklesen. Powell, Beddows, Richardson, M. Murphy, Councillor H. Bashford, and Messrs. G. Willey and F. Roffe being the chief speakers. The toast 'Our Dead Heroes' was observed, the audience standing silently, and Miss Cairncross sang 'He wipes the tear from every eye.' It was a touching memorial to those who have made the final sacrifice Private A. Martens was presented with a gold medal, fittingly inscribed, to show the appreciation of the district. Councillor W. Whitaker made the presentation, and nicely expressed the sentiments of the gathering. Rev. K. Powell responded on behalf of Private A. Martens. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rickenberg were presented by the Send-off and Reception Committee with a framed enlarged photo of their son, Harry, who died of illness some months back, after many months in the fighting line. Cr. Whitaker gave a brief sketch of his work as a soldier. He was a mate of Private A. Martens, and carried him into the dressing station when he (Private Martens) was wounded, at great risk to himself. Rev. B. Powell responded for Mr. and Mrs. Rickenberg.