• Thomas John Martin

Army / Flying Corps
  • 49th Australian Infantry Battalion

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  • Military Medal (MM)
  • Birth

    Cooktown, QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Townsville City, QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Honours and Awards Thomas John Martin MM Award AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Wednesday, 15 January 2020

    Honours and Awards Thomas John Martin Service number 3869 Rank Private Unit 49th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Award Military Medal Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 20 December 1917 on page 3377 at position 132 London Gazette 16 August 1917 on page 8427 at position 133 Military Medal 'All of these men [4628 J.A. MUNDT, 3869 T.J. MARTIN, 3451 F.M. PEARSON] were Headquarters runners. They all did exceptional work under most trying circumstances during operations from 7th to 9th of June, acting as runners and guides through very heavy shelling over great distances with rare courage eagerness and cheerfulness. When all other communications were cut and enemy fire was exceptionally heavy it was through the work of these men that communications between front line, Battalion Headquarters and back to Brigade Headquarters were maintained.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219 Date: 20 December 1917